Should I Evacuate?

Before an evacuation warning

  • If you’re concerned about your safety during an emergency, don’t wait to be told to evacuate. Leaving early is the safest option.
  • You may not receive notice to evacuate. A disaster or emergency may escalate quickly, and networks may be down.
  • Stay updated with traffic conditions or road closures via Live Traffic
  • Never drive, ride or walk through fire or flood waters.
  • Stay in touch with family, friends and neighbours and share important updates.

If you are told to evacuate

  • You might receive evacuation warnings or orders by text message, phone call or by someone at your door.
  • Follow any instructions and leave immediately.
  • Grab your emergency kit if available
  • Tell your neighbours and friends of your decision to evacuate and assist them if you can.
  • If there's time, turn off the power, gas, water, and lock doors and windows.
  • Stay with friends or family in a safe location

People living with disability

If you or someone in your household needs extra help during an emergency:

  • Leaving early is always the best option.
  • Plan your evacuation with trusted people.
  • Include neighbours or friends who may need extra assistance in your plan.

In the case of an emergency, pack:

  • Medications and medical information
  • Mobility aids
  • Comfort items to reduce stress
  • Supplies for pets

Pets and evacuation

Take pets with you if you evacuate. Evacuation centres are open to pets.

For more information visit How to prepare pets and livestock.