Emergency Preparedness

We invite residents and businesses to rethink what it means to be emergency prepared. The good news is you’re actually more prepared than you think.

Disaster-resilient communities are made up of people who practise ‘everyday readiness’ such as knowing your neighbours, making sure your cell phone is always charged, and buying a few extra tins of food each time you’re at the store.

Together we are ready.

Getting Started

There are simple things you and your family can do to prepare for an emergency. And you may already be doing them! Check out our helpful VictoriaReady brochure to see where you're at and what you need to do. Learn what you need to be ready

Sign Up for Vic-Alert

Vic-Alert is the City of Victoria's new emergency notification service. Vic-Alert sends you updates and instructions by text, phone and email on major emergencies that may impact you. Learn more and sign up for Vic-Alert.

Emergency Workshops in 2018

Check out what to include in your family's emergency kits and register for one of our free workshops in 2018 to learn more about what you need to be prepared to cope for up to seven days in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

Tsunami Readiness

The recent, early morning tsunami warning is a reminder that emergencies can happen at any time. Learn what a tsunami is, the three types of tsunami alerts, and what you need to do depending on where you live in Victoria. Learn more.

Information Session: Be Tsunami Smart

You're invited to attend the FREE Be Tsunami Smart Information Session on Monday, April 9 from 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at Victoria City Hall to kick off BC Tsunami Preparedness Week. Although tsunamis are rare, it's important to understand what a tsunami is, the impact of a tsunami on Victoria and what to do in the event of a tsunami warning. Learn more.

Connect and Prepare Pilot

Victoria Ready has partnered with Building Resilient Neighbourhoods to deliver Connect and Prepare, a resilience and emergency preparedness pilot project from December 2017 to April 2018. Through a series of facilitated workshops, and with the support of micro-grants, program materials and resource people, three participating Victoria neighbourhoods are learning how to strengthen emergency preparedness and connections among neighbours. Learn more about the pilot.

Tips to Emergency Preparedness

Here are some tips to help you and your family be prepared for an emergency! 

Everyday readiness for every person, every business, every organization.