Current Emergency Information

May 14 - 22, 2019

Caution - Wet Roads After Long Dry Period are Slippery

Please be cautious when driving wet roads after the long dry period - they tend to be extra slippery.

We need the rain so let's celebrate with caution and enjoy!

Dry Winter = Early Drought & Wildfire Threat

Extra caution required with the extremely dry weather we have enjoyed! Please avoid open burning if at all possible. There have been numerous grass and bush fires already!

Fire Danger Rating Signs-Moderate

Volunteers Needed!

Thank you to all those that came out to find out about becoming an Emergency Social/Support Services Volunteer. 

Still interested but missed the sessions? Please contact Sybille Sanderson, Emergency Program Coordinator (250-746-2560 or email)

Emergency Preparedness - It's Everyone's Responsibility

Check out the Emergency Preparedness Workbook for more information to get your family ready!

Interested in having more emergency preparedness information in schools? Ask your schools to implement the free program Master of Disaster!

More great information resources:

The Emergency Notification System is up and running! Sign up - receive phone, text or email updates!

Are you ready???? Power Outages, Storms, Floods, Wildfires, Earthquakes - OH MY!!!

Check out the new Emergency Preparedness Workbook

Print copies are available at:
Municipal Offices: Duncan, North Cowichan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, CVRD
Community Centres: Island Savings Centre, Frank Jameson Community Centre, Cowichan Lake Sports Arena, Kerry Park Recreation Centre and Shawnigan Lake Community Centre
Libraries: Cowichan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan and Mill Bay

Know a group that wants to learn more about Emergency Preparedness? Email or call 250.746.2560 to schedule a free presentation.

Icon showing Emergency White status, which means no immediate concerns.
This white logo rotating on the homepage indicates there is no major emergency or disaster in the region at this time. If there is no major emergency, this logo may be replaced by other more pressing issues.
Icon showing Emergency Yellow status, click for more information.
This yellow logo rotating on the homepage indicates that there is an emergency occurring such as a wildfire, flood or other situation and this is where you can get up-to-date information on the situation and its potential impacts.
Icon showing Emergency Red status, click for more information.This red logo on the homepage indicates that there is a major emergency or disaster occurring that requires prompt action from people within the outlined area. Up-to-date information will be provided here and at radio outlets such as JUICE FM 89.7 and Radio Cowichan CICV 97.5 FM.