Emergency Preparedness

Learning more about the types of emergencies that may impact our region ensures that you, your neighbourhood, and your community are better prepared.



How Can I Get Emergency Info?

In the event of a major emergency, public information may be available through the following means of communication:


Websites City of Powell River, Tla’amin Nation or qathet Regional District

Local radio 95.7 Coast FM and 90.1 CJMP

Social media Facebook @qathetRD


In 2021 the qRD implemented a new Community Notification System designed to spread important messages by phone, email or text message. Major emergencies can cause one or more communication systems to fail. There is no guarantee of the message being sent or that it will be delivered.


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Alert Ready Information

The National Public Alerting System (NPAS), publicly branded as Alert Ready, is a collaborative initiative between federal-provincial-territorial governments and industry partners. It provides a standard alerting capability to rapidly warn the public of imminent or unfolding hazards to life.


Please note that Alert Ready is operated by the provincial and federal governments. The qathet Regional District will strive to notify you of significant incidents that occur closer to home. These could include notifications regarding storms, fires, power outages, or boil water advisories. As required by the CRTC, the Alert Ready system will take precedence over notifications you receive from qathet Regional District.