Are You Ready?

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The Alberni Valley Emergency Program. Serving the City of Port Alberni, Beaver Creek, Beaufort, Cherry Creek, and Sproat Lake.

In your busy everyday life, disasters may seem an impossible occurrence. Yet disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, major storms, fires, chemical spills, power failures, and pandemics can happen in our community at any time.

It is normal to be afraid of disasters; however, fears and anxieties are decreased by being prepared and knowing what to do before a distaste strikes.

While every community must prepare to respond to a disaster, it is important for each and every individual to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster.

There are 3 steps to preparedness:

1) Know the risks

2) Make a plan

3) Build a kit

Talk to your family about a disaster or emergency … what to do, where to go, who to contact, what household services to turn off and what to take with you. Everyone should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours following a disaster. A week or longer is better.

So... how ready are you?

Share your story on how you and your family have prepared for a disaster in the Alberni Valley.

We are also looking for input on ways to improve our emergency response and preparedness outreach in Port Alberni, so everyone is better prepared should a disaster strike. Tell us your ideas today.


In your busy everyday life, disasters may seem an impossible occurrence. Yet disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, major storms, fires, chemical spills, power failures, and pandemics can happen in our community at any time.

It is normal to be afraid of disasters; however, fears and anxieties are decreased by being prepared and knowing what to do before a distaste strikes.

While every community must prepare to respond to a disaster, it is important for each and every individual to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster.

There are 3 steps to preparedness:

1) Know the risks

2) Make a plan

3) Build a kit

Talk to your family about a disaster or emergency … what to do, where to go, who to contact, what household services to turn off and what to take with you. Everyone should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours following a disaster. A week or longer is better.

So... how ready are you?

Share your story on how you and your family have prepared for a disaster in the Alberni Valley.

We are also looking for input on ways to improve our emergency response and preparedness outreach in Port Alberni, so everyone is better prepared should a disaster strike. Tell us your ideas today.