Get Your Kit Together Victoria

The recent earthquakes in Seattle and California are a reminder that we live in a seismically-active area. Ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared by knowing your risks, making a plan, getting your kit together, and getting connected.

Get Your Kit Together!

Is your family prepared for an emergency such as a power outage, winter storm, earthquake or tsunami? Your family needs to have enough food, water and supplies to cope at least seven days without outside assistance, depending on the emergency. 

Don’t know what to include in your emergency kit? We’ve got you covered with helpful videos and kit lists for your home, vehicle, kids and pets.

Sign up for Vic-Alert

Sign up online for Vic-Alert, the City of Victoria's free emergency notification service. Vic-Alert sends you updates and helpful instructions by text, phone and email on major emergencies that may impact you.

Check if You’re in the “Zone”

Although tsunamis are rare, it’s important to know if you’re located in Victoria’s “tsunami hazard zone”. You’re safe from a tsunami if you are located four metres (13 feet) above sea level. View Victoria’s Tsunami Hazard Map.

Sign up to ShakeOut

Victoria has a one-in-three probability of experiencing a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN. In the event of an earthquake, Drop, Cover and Hold On until the shaking stops. Sign up now to participate in the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m. at ShakeOutBC.ca.

Connect with Us

In the event of a major emergency, local radio stations, and the City’s website and social media channels will be key ways to communicate and receive timely updates (e.g. safe places to go if you are unable to shelter in place or stay with family or friends). Connect with us:


Learn more at VictoriaReady.ca.