Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies and natural disasters cannot always be prevented, and being prepared is everyone's responsibility. Creating an Emergency Plan and having a kit that can sustain your family for at least 72 hours are steps you can take to prepare.

To get started:

Learn more from the Cowichan Valley Regional District or at PreparedBC.ca

Cowichan Alert notifications

People in the Cowichan Valley are encouraged to sign up for Cowichan Alert, a notification system powered by Alertable.

You can choose to receive urgent or imminent risk notifications by text, email, or phone call. You can also chose to receive notifications on less urgent incidents such as wildfires, flooding, hazardous materials, significant road closures, and boil water alerts.

Signing up is easy and can be done from your mobile device, tablet, or computer. You can also choose to download the app.