Local Hazards and Being Prepared

Living in a beautiful part of Canada doesn't come without some risk.

Esquimalt has several local hazards residents should be aware of and prepare for:

  • Extreme weather - winter storms, heatwaves, windstorms
  • Power outages 
  • Pandemics
  • Residential fires
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Hazardous material spills

Extreme weather events are on the increase because of climate change. Preparing for these events is becoming increasingly important. The most common impact is a residential fire, make sure you have working fire alarms. The Emergency Support Services program can provide limited supports and it's recommended to have insurance to ensure all your needs are meet after an emergency. 

Ensure you have an emergency kit and plan for you and your family, including your pets.  Get prepared with: