Types of Emergencies
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.
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.
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.
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 – winter storms, thunderstorms, hail, high winds or heavy rain – can happen at any time.
In the summer the combination of high heat and high humidity can be very dangerous.
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.