Know your hazards

B.C. is home to many different landscapes. We have beaches, rivers and lakes, mountains, deserts and even rainforests! We also have big cities, small communities and a lot of wilderness. It’s a big place, so there are a lot of different hazards to learn about. Knowing which hazards you need to plan for is the first step to getting prepared.


Common hazards in the fall

Floods

Recommended supplies:
Grab-and-go bag

Severe weather

Recommended supplies:
Home emergency kit Vehicle kit

Power outages

Recommended supplies:
Home emergency kit

Not sure what to prepare for? Use our interactive map to learn which hazards could occur near you.

B.C. Hazard Map


Hazards to prepare for year-round

Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Recommended supplies:
Home emergency kitGrab-and-go bag 

Landslides

Recommended supplies:
Home emergency kitGrab-and-go bag

Pandemics and disease outbreaks

Recommended supplies:
Home emergency kit

Hazardous material spills

Recommended supplies:
Home emergency kit

 

Natural disasters and mental health

Evacuations, loss, and worry caused by floods, wildfires and other natural disasters in B.C. affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone. Visit our Natural Disaster Health page for ideas and resources to prepare and take care.


Hazards in other seasons

Avalanches (winter)

Recommended supplies:
Avalanche safety gear

Wildfires (summer)

Recommended supplies:
Grab-and-go bag