Emergency Preparedness

In the event of an emergency or major disaster, you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours or to evacuate on short notice.

To get prepared, it’s important to:

  • understand the potential hazards
  • create an emergency plan
  • prepare an emergency kit or grab-and-go bag (in case you need to leave in a hurry)

General preparedness resources

Hazard-specific guides

Guides for people with disabilities, pets, or small businesses

Sign up for Voyent Alert!

Get emergency notifications sent to your phone or email

Community members are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts using the Voyent Alert! notification system.

This service is free, easy to use, and anonymous. You can sign up for text, phone call, or email alerts, including evacuation orders or alerts.

This service is provided by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD).

The TNRD runs the Emergency Operations Centre, which encompasses the Village of Lytton, for emergencies and disasters.

You can register on your cell phone or computer.

Find instructions to register now on the TNRD website.

Find emergency information and updates

Thompson-Nicola Regional District Emergency Services: evacuation orders and alerts

DriveBC road conditions and events

Emergency Info BC: Verified information for partial or full-scale emergency events

BC Wildfire Service: Current wildfire activity, fire danger ratings, fire restrictions, and more

  • Report a wildfire: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell
  • Fire information line: 1-888-336-7378
  • Burn registration line: 1-888-797-1717
  • Twitter: @BCGovFireInfo
  • Facebook: BC Wildfire Service

BC River Forecast Centre for river, stream, seasonal water supply, and flood risk predictions