Always follow the instructions of local emergency officials
Ensure each family member has waterproof clothing and footwear
Lock all doors and windows and double check to ensure gas, electricity and water are all shut off.
Turn off your gas at the main shut-off valve. Don’t turn it back on yourself. For information on how to turn off your gas meter visit Fortis BC. Take extra care while driving - familiar roads may look dramatically different when flooded.
Do not drive into flooded areas. Check the road conditions at Drive BC before you leave.
Do not walk through moving water. Less than 15 centimeters of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, go where the water is not moving and watch for tripping hazards.
In the event of an evacuation, make sure you register at the reception centre. For information on your local reception centre, visit your community website.
Listen for news reports to learn whether the water supply is safe to drink. Fraser Health will release Boil Water Advisories as necessary. Visit Fraser Health for more information
Avoid floodwaters - it may be contaminated or electrically charged from downed power lines.
Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
Clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud left from floodwater can contain sewage and chemicals.
Do not turn on electrical switches or wet electrical equipment unless okayed by an electrician.
To avoid a health hazard from eating food contaminated with flood waters, or left in an unplugged fridge - if in doubt, throw it out. Contamination can spoil foods and medicines, making them dangerous to consume.