Disasters and emergency events have shown the need for individuals to be prepared to look after themselves, their families and pets for a minimum of 72 hours. There are many sources for important information.
It is recommended you start with either the Federal emergency preparedness home page, or the Provincial emergency preparedness home page. Both sites provide great information on how you can be ready in the case of an emergency.
Canadian Red Cross – www.redcross.ca
Companion Animals – Pets and Livestock – for assisting with planning or evacuating companion animals, please call the Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team – ALERT – 250 809 7152
If an Evacuation Order is put in place for your location, First Responders, such as Police, Fire, Search and Rescue, or local government staff, will come to your door or property to provide you the Order and information on where to register as an evacuee.
To learn about volunteering for Emergency Support Services in case of an evacuation go to https://oliver.ca/volunteer-opportunities/.