Identify the hazards in your area. Understand the risks that you may face. Visit our hazard map to find out more about the hazards in the Cowichan area.
In the event of a significant emergency, you may be cut off from services or need to leave home quickly. Take time now to put aside some emergency supplies and also build an emergency grab-and-go bag for each member of your household. Start with the basic list below. Also consider the additional needs of your household: Do you have pets? Do you have young children? Are you caring for seniors or people with disabilities? Customize your supplies to support your family’s needs for at least ONE WEEK.
Knowing what to do will help keep you calm and safe. Make a plan for your household which includes how you’ll communicate, where you’ll meet up if you are separated, and critical pieces of information about your (medications, special needs).