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Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can be directly health-related, such as pandemic influenza.  More often, emergencies are related to events that have health consequences, such as earthquakes and severe weather events.

There are steps you can take to be prepared in the event of an emergency.

Know the risks

The best action for the citizens of BC to take at this time is to be prepared for an earthquake or tsunami.  

Learn about natural disasters and what you can expect.

Understand your options for communication and information during a major disaster.

Prepare at home

Update and refresh your home preparedness kit and family preparedness plan using these resources:

Your emergency plan

Emergency kits

Sign up for alerts

Follow @EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter and be sure to visit their emergency resources web page for more ways to receive notifications.

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