Emergency Information

Week of October 9 - 15, 2017

Time for frosty windshields and winter tires!

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

Check out our Emergency Preparedness info to find out how!

Wildfires are calming down but new ones are still getting started! Please continue to be careful! For more information and great links check out BC Wildfire Service at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status.

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Campfires, open burning and forest use are now permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre - CHECK for and FOLLOW local jurisdiction rules & regulations!  

CVRD supports Coastal Fire Centre burning prohibitions. Please be cautious - fire risks are still here. Precipitation is still relatively limited 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.