Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours
Current flood information is available from the BC Emergency Program.
If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.
Make sure your water is safe. Contact your water supplier or check their website to see if there is a public notification
Private surface and ground water sources affected by fire retardant application may show increased levels of nitrates. Fire retardants currently being used in the fire fighting efforts are relatively low risk chemicals to both the environment and to public health.
To find a lab near you, consult your yellow pages under Laboratories – Analytical.
Find out more about safe drinking water.
Dealing with a forest fire is a stressful time! Below is some helpful information about your health during this ordeal, dealing with stress and helping kids cope with a fire threat.
Learn more about air quality and your health during a forest fires.
The impact of any disaster can be reduced by being prepared.
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