Current Emergency Information

December 14, 2018

High Streamflow Advisory Continues for Cowichan River 

Municipality of North Cowichan Public Notice

Stay tuned here for updates as we closely monitor the storms and rising water levels.

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.

Mainroad Report It

Shift into Winter!

Shift Into Winter

Winter is here so use caution on roads and sidewalks!

Emergency Preparedness - It's Everyone's Responsibility

Check out the Emergency Preparedness Workbook for more information to get your family ready!

Interested in having more emergency preparedness information in schools? Ask your schools to implement the free program Master of Disaster!

More great information resources:

The Emergency Notification System is up and running! Sign up - receive phone, text or email updates!



Are you ready???? Power Outages, Storms, Floods, Wildfires, Earthquakes - OH MY!!!

Check out the new Emergency Preparedness Workbook

Print copies are available at:
Municipal Offices: Duncan, North Cowichan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, CVRD
Community Centres: Island Savings Centre, Frank Jameson Community Centre, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Kerry Park Recreation Centre and Shawnigan Lake Community Centre
Libraries: Cowichan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan and Mill Bay

Know a group that wants to learn more about Emergency Preparedness? Email ep@cvrd.bc.ca or call 250.746.2560 to schedule a free presentation.

Icon showing Emergency White status, which means no immediate concerns.
This white logo rotating on the homepage indicates there is no major emergency or disaster in the region at this time. If there is no major emergency, this logo may be replaced by other more pressing issues.
Icon showing Emergency Yellow status, click for more information.
This yellow logo rotating on the homepage indicates that there is an emergency occurring such as a wildfire, flood or other situation and this is where you can get up-to-date information on the situation and its potential impacts.
Icon showing Emergency Red status, click for more information.This red logo on the homepage indicates that there is a major emergency or disaster occurring that requires prompt action from people within the outlined area. Up-to-date information will be provided here and at radio outlets such as JUICE FM 89.7 and Radio Cowichan CICV 97.5 FM.