qRD RESPONSE TO COVID-19
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 twitter @EmergencyPRREP

 

In 2021 the qRD will be implementing 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.

 

Alert Ready Information

Alert Ready is the Government of Canada’s emergency alerting system. Alert Ready delivers critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television, radio and LTE-connected and compatible wireless devices. The Alert Ready system was developed with many partners, including federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pelmorex, the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers. Together, these partners work to ensure Canadians receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to stay safe. More information can be found on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) website.

 

While Alert Ready is a Federally and Provincially led initiative, 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. However, please note that the Wireless Public Alert (WPA) will take precedence over notifications you will receive from qathet Regional District, as required by the CRTC.

While Alert Ready is a Federally and Provincially led initiative, qathet Regional District will strive to notify you of significant incidents which hit closer to home. These could include notifications regarding storms, fires, power outages, or boil water advisories. However, please note that the Wireless Public Alert (WPA) will take precedence over notifications you will receive from qathet Regional District, as required by the CRTC.