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Emergency Preparedness

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 Planning

Be Prepared - Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home

Be ready in the event of an emergency by having a plan in place. Fill out a Home Emergency Plan and have it ready. The Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness also offers Home Preparedness Guides to help you prepare for different emergency scenarios. 

The best way to stay informed in an emergency is to receive emergency alerts through the City's Voyent! Alert system and to understand the difference between an evacuation alert, an evacuation order and a tactical evacuation. 

Register for Emergency Alerts

Learn about Evacuation Alerts & Orders  

Be Prepared - Your Neighbourhood

Did you know the simple act of meeting your neighbour could help you cope in a disaster? When people know each other in a day-to-day setting, they’re better able to work together during an emergency. Something as simple as checking on your neighbour in an emergency could save a life. A great way to meet your neighbours, or to find out if there is an emergency plan in place for your community, is to connect with your Neighbourhood Association

The Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness also has a Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide with handy tips to make sure you're prepared in the case of an emergency. 

Emergency Evacuation Routes

Emergency evacuation (or egress) routes are within various neighbourhoods throughout the city to aid in additional routes of exit from an area threatened by an emergency such as wildfire or flood. During an emergency event, emergency egress routes may not be utilized as each emergency will dictate the evacuation plan set by emergency responders. Residents are instructed to follow the evacuation route directions provided by first responders. Depending on the situation, evacuation orders and direction may be delivered in person or via Voyent! Alert, the City’s emergency alert service. 

Access to Emergency Evacuation Routes

In the event of an emergency, the City and emergency responders will determine the safest egress route for residents, dependent on the emergency situation, and provide appropriate direction and traffic control to evacuate residents safely.  

The City and emergency responders would ensure the egress route is in safe condition at the time of the event (i.e. no trees across the road; the route is not at risk of compromise from the current situation) before unlocking the gates and escorting public traffic along the route. 

Juniper Ridge Emergency Evacuation Routes

Juniper Ridge has three emergency evacuation routes in addition to the main road, Highland Road. Click to read more on the specific information on the three routes: Juniper East, Coldwater Drive, and Galore Crescent

Experience a driver's view of the Juniper East and Coldwater Drive emergency evacuation routes by selecting a video below.