Be ready: Planning for an evacuation

You may be asked to evacuate your home if an emergency poses a safety risk to your neighbourhood.

Planning is essential to ensure you are ready to leave your home quickly and safely if there is an evacuation.

Take these two simple steps to become better prepared:

Download the free Alertable app

North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM) uses Alertable to send emergency alerts when there is a risk to public safety.

Sign up for the free app and get the latest emergency notifications in case of extreme weather, floods, wildfires, natural disasters and other emergencies that might cause public safety risks.

Get Alertable on your smartphone, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant home devices

Have a plan

NSEM has prepared an evacuation guide for North Shore residents that includes information on:

  • Making a plan for your family
  • Preparing a grab-and-go bag
  • Knowing your neighbourhood and the best routes out
  • Understanding transportation options
  • Caring for your pet during an evacuation

Learn more at the NSEM website

NSEM director Emily Dicken shares information on evacuation and household preparedness.