The City utilizes Voyent Alert! to deliver emergency alerts directly to registrants via the mobile app, text, email, or voice calls.
Residents can register at anytime by downloading the Voyent Alert! App on your smartphone, or visit Voyent Alert! to register via email, text, or phone call.
All users who had previously registered with Voyent Alert! under the TNRD account and placed a pin within City of Kamloops boundaries have automatically been added to the City of Kamloops Voyent account and no action is required.
Disasters and emergency events have shown the need for individuals to be prepared to look after themselves, their families, and their pets for a minimum of 72 hours. Emergency Management BC has developed individual and neighbourhood preparedness guides and resources to help residents be prepared in the event of an emergency.
Evacuation Alerts and Orders
Ordering an evacuation of all or part of an emergency area is a very serious step and requires detailed planning. In BC, the Emergency Program Act permits the head of a local authority to declare a state of local emergency, which allows the local authority to order an evacuation should it be absolutely necessary. There are several other statutes (Fire Services Act, Forest and Range Practices Act, Public Health Act, Environment Management Act, and the Mines Act) that can be used to order an evacuation.