Now is the time to get prepared, and know when to leave and what to take with you.
Know the difference between an Evacuation Alert & Order if there’s risk of a #BCWildfire in your area.
Evacuation Alert: It’s time to get prepared to leave on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready.
Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.
Some things you can do while on Evacuation alert is:
- Have grab-and-go bags packed for all members of your household, including pets!
- Park your vehicle forward-facing so you can drive away quickly and ensure you have a full tank of gas.
- Move all fuel sources at least 10 metres from your house. This includes items like firewood, furniture and propane tanks if possible.
Grab-and-go bags are prepared for when you need to leave immediately in the event of an emergency, like a wildfire. Below are some items to pack in your bag(s):
- Food (ready to eat) and water
- Phone charger and battery bank
- Small battery-powered or hand-crank radio
- Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
- Extra batteries
- Small first-aid kit and personal medications
- Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
- Copy of your emergency plan, copies of important documents, such as insurance papers
- Cash in small bills
- Local map with your family meeting place identified
- Seasonal clothing and an emergency blanket
- Pen and notepad