Did you know North Saanich, Sidney, and Central Saanich municipalities have joined together to provide public safety alerts to the residents of the Saanich Peninsula? To receive alerts, please register with Saanich Peninsula Alert.

Alerts will be sent for events such as earthquakes, tsunami alerts, evacuation notices, or other safety threats. Your participation in this system is voluntary and all information you provide is protected and confidential.

NOTE: Any alerts sent over Alert Ready (Wireless Public Alerting System) takes precedence over any notifications sent via Saanich Peninsula Alert.

CONNECT PROVINCIALLY (Twitter and Facebook)

@PreparedBC for preparedness information

@EmergencyInfoBC and Emergency Info BC for information on active provincial emergencies

@BCGovFireInfo for wildfire updates

BC Wildfire Service (Facebook)

@DriveBC and for road conditions

connect locally (facebook)*

* Facebook pages are community run, please also check for official updates.

* Remember, Facebook has the potential to crash just like any site on the internet, so it’s important you connect with your neighbours and learn about your community’s communication plan.

Check out THESE communication tips!

connect to services

BC Hydro




B.C. is considered a high-risk earthquake zone, so be prepared to be on your own for a minimum of 72 hours by developing a household plan, putting together your emergency kit and connecting with your neighbours. By planning ahead and practicing drills, you and your family will know what to do.

What to do if there is an earthquake? Learn more HERE.

get your kit together

Is your Emergency Kit updated and ready to go in case of emergency?

Check out the videos below on how to create emergency kits for different locations and for specific groups. The CRD has put together some great information on how to get an emergency kit together:

See the complete lineup of videos HERE.

Help your kids get prepared for emergencies. Teach them about natural hazards like earthquakes, tornadoes, ice storms and blizzards. Make sure they know what to do when they occur. More info HERE.