We’ve put together some resources to help ensure you’re prepared if you are in an at-risk area or looking to provide support and help a neighbour in need.
It’s important to plan to prepare your home and family if you are located in an area at risk of flooding.
Emergency Kit Checklist
Preparing for Possible Evacuation
Before a flood
During a flood
After a flood
Pet Preparedness (keep your critters safe!)
Below are some government resources in the event of an evacuation or flooding in your area.
Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter)
Affected communities and evacuation orders/alerts/rescinds
PreparedBC (@PreparedBC on Twitter)
Canadian Red Cross BC Flood Response
Alberta Emergency Alert (@AB_EmergAlert on Twitter)
Alberta Emergency Alerts & Advisories
https://www.alberta.ca/emergency.aspx (for emergency funding in Northern Alberta)
https://twitter.com/urgencequebec (for flooding updates)
https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/ (map of flooded areas)
https://www.ontario.ca/law-and-safety/flood-forecasting-and-warning-program (flood watch)
https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/environment/content/flood.html (flood map)
https://twitter.com/canredcrossnb (flood relief)
https://agrgims.cogs.nscc.ca/CoastalFlooding/Map/ (flood map)
Alert Ready Wireless Public Alerting
Check if you have a WPA-compatible device and keep your eyes and ears open for the Emergency Alert System
Don’t have a compatible device? Download The Weather Network mobile app and turn on notifications for your area.
How you can help
Canadian Red Cross BC Floods Appeal
Text FLOODS to 30333 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross
You can find many more resources on the internet for flood preparedness and relief efforts and we will do our best to update this post with any changes.
Most importantly, stay connected, stay safe, and look out for one another.
Have more tips? Share them in a comment below and we will keep our resource list updated.