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.

Together, the ACRD & the City of Port Alberni deliver the Alberni Valley Emergency Program to the residents of the City of Port Alberni, Beaufort, Sproat Lake, Cherry Creek, and Beaver Creek.

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?

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

Together, the ACRD & the City of Port Alberni deliver the Alberni Valley Emergency Program to the residents of the City of Port Alberni, Beaufort, Sproat Lake, Cherry Creek, and Beaver Creek.

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?

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

  • Voyent Alert - Emergency Notifications

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    25 Jan 2021
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    The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD), in partnership with the City of Port Alberni, have implemented a new emergency notification system called Voyent Alert!.

    Voyent Alert! is a smartphone application which notifies subscribers about potential hazards & emergencies where they live. This is a project that will bring emergency notifications to the Bamfield Electoral Area & the Alberni Valley, including the City of Port Alberni and the Beaufort, Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake, and Beaver Creek Electoral Areas.

    The ACRD & the City encourage all residents to subscribe for free to Voyent Alert!. Once they have registered, residents will know immediately if a major emergency should hit their area. Registration is anonymous, and no information you submit is shared or used for marketing purposes.

    Emergency notifications can be received by a phone call, text message, or email.

    Register here:

    https://www.acrd.bc.ca/voyentalert

    If you need support registering, please call the ACRD office at (250) 720-2700 for assistance.