May 3, 2021

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is celebrating Emergency Preparedness Week by reminding residents to be prepared.

“Get informed – know the risks within your community, make a plan and an emergency preparedness kit,” states Comox Valley Emergency Program Coordinator Howie Siemens. “Ensuring you and your family have a plan in place will alleviate extra stress and confusion in difficult times. Every step we each individually take reduces the burden on our emergency response personnel.”

Three years ago, the CVRD implemented an emergency notification tool with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland to distribute local emergency notifications by text message and voice calls directly to resident’s cellphones and landlines. This May make sure you register for emergency alerts and check your pre-existing account to ensure details and phone numbers are accurate.

When registering choose the communities in which you live, work and play. We encourage everyone to register for more than one contact list as it will ensure you receive the appropriate alerts in times when public health and safety maybe at risk. If you are unable to register online then please call 250-334-6000 for help.

Spring Emergency Preparedness Tips:

  • Register for emergency alerts and check your pre-existing account to ensure contact numbers and lists are accurate: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/getnotified
  • Get informed about the risks within your community.
  • Develop an emergency plan for you and your family.
  • Develop emergency kits for you, your family and even pets.

All emergency preparedness resources to help you make a plan, develop emergency kits and get informed about your community are available at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/beprepared

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contact:

Howie Siemens, Comox Valley Emergency Program Coordinator
250-334-8890