Know Your Hazards

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Hazards are dangers or potential disasters. They can be naturally-occurring, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, or human-caused, such as hazardous material spills. Which ones you face depends on where you live. Understanding what they are will help you properly prepare. Get started by learning about these ten hazards that can occur in B.C.

If you’re not sure which hazards could happen in your community, you can contact your local authority for information.

Natural Disasters & 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.