How you can prepare for heavy rain

How to prepare for our wet winter weather

  • Keep your gutters and downspouts clear of leaves and debris
  • Have your perimeter drains inspected regularly by a qualified inspector
  • Make sure the storm drains in front of your property are kept clear
  • Get to know your neighbours, and watch out for each other
  • Make sure you have an emergency kit, in case you need to evacuate

Learn how to make an emergency kit

What to watch for during heavy rain

  • Avoid small creeks and rivers, as they can fill up quickly and their banks can erode
  • Never drive through flood water, as the average car can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water
  • If you are told to evacuate by emergency personnel, do so immediately 

For after hours emergencies (4:30pm to 8:00am) please call 604-990-3666.

Safety and preparedness resources 

Weather and road conditions resources  

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