In the event of an emergency, social media and Vic-Alert will play a key role in communicating updates to the public.
For emergency updates follow:
EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter – active during provincial emergencie
For helpful emergency preparedness tips and recovery information follow:
Sign Up for Vic-Alert
Vic-Alert is the City of Victoria's free emergency notification service and is now powered by Alertable. Vic-Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters in Victoria that may impact you. Signing up for Vic-Alert is easy and can be done from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. There is no fee to sign up.
Please note that as the City is now using Alertable to send Vic-Alert emergency notifications, you must resubscribe using the options below if you registered for Vic-Alert before January 2021.
Vic-Alert provides you with important emergency information, such as imminent threats (e.g. tsunamis) and local incidents that affect specific areas of Victoria (e.g. gas leak). Alertable has the ability to send emergency notifications city-wide or to targeted areas, which can be helpful for neighbourhood-specific emergency directions such as an evacuation.
You can sign up to receive emergency notifications by text message, email, or phone call using the box below, however, we encourage residents to download the Alertable app for iOS and Android smartphones.
Current Vic-Alert Subscribers
Unless you have subscribed to Vic-Alert since the transition to Alertable on January 11, 2021, you are NOT an existing subscriber and will need to sign up as a new subscriber.
If you have any questions, please email VicAlert@victoria.ca.