Types of Emergencies

Knowing the risks specific to our community and region can help you better prepare. To prepare for any emergency, have an emergency plan and emergency kit ready for your home.

Earthquake Preparedness

Everyone talks about "The Big One" and when will it happen (?) – "no one knows for sure". Here are some useful ways to prepare in case an earthquake does occur and impact our immediate area.

Fraser River - Flood Protection Information

A large portion of Chilliwack's area lies within the floodplain for the Fraser River and, to a smaller extent, the Vedder River. To minimize the risk to the community from floods on these river systems, there is an extensive dyking system in place. The dykes and related infrastructure are maintained by the City of Chilliwack, which serves as the local dyking authority.

Landslide Preparedness

Residents who live on the hillsides of our community should be aware of the natural hazards that may exist in and around their homes and properties.

Pandemic Preparedness

A pandemic is an infectious disease or condition that attacks a large portion of the population in different parts of the world at the same time.

Severe Weather Preparedness

Severe weather – winter storms, thunderstorms, hail, high winds or heavy rain – can happen at any time.

Tips to Beat the Heat

In the summer the combination of high heat and high humidity can be very dangerous.

Useful Terms to Know

Part of being prepared for an emergency involves understanding what might be asked of you. Here are a few common terms you could hear in an emergency.