Emergency Information

Week of September 18 - 24, 2017

Cooler weather coming. Wildfires continue in the Interior!

For more information and great links check out BC Wildfire Service at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status.

Are YOU Ready??? Get organized and ready before a crisis!

Check out our Emergency Preparedness info to find out how!
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Open burning is PROHIBITED!  

CVRD supports Coastal Fire Centre burning prohibitions. Please be cautious - summer weather is here and with it greater fire risks. No precipitation anticipated in the near future.

We've already had several small forest fires in our area - please be careful when out enjoying nature!
  
Drought level is now at Level 3 Drought - Very Dry. Watering Restrictions vary depending on your local water resources. To find out more, check out: http://cvrdnewnormalcowichan.ca/water-use-restrictions/.

Here are some great information resources to keep yourself informed:

Drive BC: www.drivebc.ca 

BC Current Wildfire Situation: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation

Environment Canada Weather Alerts: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc

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.