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Public health and safety
Steep slopes, creeks, ravines, floodplains and forested lands — combined with occasional extreme weather activity — make some areas of the District susceptible to natural hazards including landslide, debris flow, flood and wildfire.
Additionally, because we're situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, we get a lot of severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, and our sloping terrain, and many creeks, ravines, and greenbelts, amplify many of the impacts of severe weather.
Learn how we work proactively to mitigate the risks of natural hazards, extreme weather, and other risks on the north shore.