Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best
Preparing for an emergency provides you a with a safety net for your family, loved ones and pets. We hope you never need it but it is there in case you do. The City of Nanaimo wants to be the most prepared city in British Columbia. When disaster strikes, the City works to get critical infrastructure back up and running. By being prepared you support the city in its recovery.
With climate change upon us, it seems that emergency situations are more likely than ever. In Nanaimo, these could range from a storm that knocks the power out to a fire or a hazardous materials spill that requires an evacuation. And then, of course, there's the promise of a future megathrust earthquake that could leave us trapped in our homes, at the office or on the side of the road.
An emergency kit needs to consider many different possible disasters, and should have enough supplies and water to keep you and your family safe, fed and hydrated for up to seven days.