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Prepare for an earthquake and other disasters

Earthquakes and other natural disasters can happen without warning. You and your family can stay safe during these emergencies, with help from the City.

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The City is preparing, are you?

Personal preparedness is a shared responsibility, and everyone has a role to play. Planning for emergencies doesn’t need to be hard, and having a plan with your family and loved ones is key. Read some tips below to help get you started.

Disaster support hubs

Locate the closest hubs where you can gather after an earthquake or other natural disaster to share information and resources.

Free emergency preparedness workshops

Prepare for, respond to, and recover from earthquakes, tsunamis, heat waves, and other disasters in our free workshops.

Personal and family emergency preparedness

Get all of the help and advice you need to survive a major earthquake or other disaster in Vancouver.

When to evacuate or take shelter

In an emergency, you may need to evacuate or stay where you are and shelter-in-place.

Know the disaster response routes

Stay off any disaster response routes during an earthquake or other emergency.

Resilient Neighbourhoods Program

We are empowering residents and businesses to respond to unique challenges faced by their communities.

Business emergency preparedness

Planning for business interruptions, emergencies, and disasters is a crucial aspect of running a business.

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