3,000 earthquakes are reported in B.C. each year
Floods are the most common and most costly hazard in Canada
B.C. experiences 1,600 wildfires each year
We’ve all heard about the impending “big one”, but did you know thousands of smaller earthquakes happen in B.C. every year?
Fortunately, most are too small to feel, but it’s still critical to be prepared, especially along the coast, where tsunamis can be triggered.
While floods in B.C. are most common in the spring, they can also be caused year-round by heavy rains, storm surges, ice blockages and damaged dikes or dams.
Flooding can happen anywhere, not only if you live near a body of water, so it’s important to prepare and know how to protect yourself and your home.
B.C.’s wildfire season has grown longer and stronger in recent years; we average more than 1,600 wildfires per year.
If you live in a fire-prone area, you can protect yourself before, during and after a wildfire by taking steps to prevent fires and prepare your home.