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Learn what areas near your home, or in the places you go in the community, are subject to flooding. During flood times some roads are closed, so make a plan to take alternate routes should you need to. The Cowichan Valley Regional District has information on flood mapping and flood-prone areas in our region.
Sandbags and sand are available at several location. Call ahead to confirm availability and bring a shovel.
At home, clear storm drains and gutters of leaves, and ensure culverts in nearby ditches are free of debris. Maintain your sump pumps and ensure they are in working order. Protect your home and property by moving equipment, electrical appliances, and valuables to upper floors.
The Province operates the River Forecast Centre. During periods of high flood risk, the River Forecast Centre provides information on current and forecast streamflow conditions, including modeled forecast data, and flood advisories and warnings.
Learn more about being prepared for a flood, or any emergency, at PreparedBC.ca
Download the Cowichan Alert app to learn of evacuation alerts and orders, road closures, and weather bulletins for your area. Listen to local radio stations. Follow the instructions if you are told to evacuate.
Never drive through flooded roads, keep clear of eroded banks and high water creeks and rivers.
If you or someone you see is in danger, call 9-1-1.
Report flood issues such as impacted or damaged roads, public buildings, or parks and trails to North Cowichan Operations at 250-746-3106 during working hours, or 250-746-5112 after hours, weekends, or holidays.
For the first 72 hours following an emergency, those who are evacuated from their home are eligible for support from the Emergency Support Services (ESS) Program. Call 1-800-585-9559.
Following a flood, residents and businesses can take action to reduce damage and begin the recovery process. These steps include: