Some areas on the North Shore could experience flooding due to heavy rains, melting snow packs, and storm surges. People often underestimate the power of moving water. Floods can damage property, erode soil, and be contaminated with sewage, pesticides, oil, or chemical waste.

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A natural disaster can strike at any time, without warning. Learn how to make an emergency kit and plan, and protect yourself, your family, and your property.

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A landslide occurs when soil, rocks, and organic materials move down-slope. Landslides can move slowly and cause damage gradually, or move quickly, destroying property and taking lives.

Landslides can be caused by heavy rain, rapid snow-melt, erosion, poor construction practices, freezing and thawing, earthquakes, and volcanic eruption.

Risk of a landslide on the North Shore: High

The mountains and wet coastal weather make the North Shore vulnerable to landslides.

According to the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, landslides cause more deaths and property damage than other natural hazards in BC, including flooding and earthquakes.

How to prepare

Know the signs of a landslide and make an emergency plan in case you have to evacuate.

Listen and watch for:

What to do during a landslide

If think you are in danger, evacuate immediately. Inform neighbours if you can, and phone 9-1-1. Take pets with you.

If driving, watch for collapsed pavement, mud, fallen rocks, and other signs of a debris flow.

What to do during a landslide

Stay away from the slide area and watch for flooding. There may be additional slides. 

Listen to local radio or television stations for the latest emergency information.

Be sure to:

Get notified of a landslide

Learn more about Debris Flow