Climate change exposes us to new hazards
The hazards we experience in Vancouver are changing due to climate change. It is causing changes in rainfall, flooding, and temperature, and this could lead to more frequent and severe emergencies.
We have a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to ensure that Vancouver remains a livable and resilient city. Also, we developed a hazard, risk, and vulnerability assessment that identifies and prioritizes hazards based on their likelihood and potential impact on people and property in Vancouver. This assessment is a key part of emergency management planning and response, and we will revise and update it as needed.
Did you know there is a 1 in 4 chance of a major earthquake in Vancouver within the next 50 years?
Be prepared, by creating emergency safety kits filled with supplies you will need if you are forced to evacuate your home.