Emergency Preparedness

Whether it’s a winter storm, power outage or an earthquake, most disasters can strike anytime and often without warning. Delta is susceptible to many natural emergencies such as floods, storms, and earthquakes but there are also man-made dangers such as chemical spills, train derailments, shipping accidents, and terrorist threats that could affect us.

The Corporation of Delta has a comprehensive emergency management plan to address emergencies and disasters when they occur. The Delta Police Department works with municipal officials, other emergency service providers, and various volunteer agencies to coordinate and plan for emergencies and disasters.

Although various agencies are planning for your protection individuals and families also need to be prepared for emergencies. The first 72 hours after a disaster are the most critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working. Emergency services may be busy handling other incidents or may not be able to get to you. Preparing for an emergency is the best way you can help your community during a disaster.

Prepare yourself:

During an Emergency:

  • Avoid using the phone unless necessary
  • Make sure your location is safe (shut off gas, power, etc. but only if necessary)
  • Check on family members and neighbours
  • Listen to local radio and television for updates
  • Delta Evacuation Map.

Emergency Preparedness Resources:

If you have any questions about emergency management or the NEPP Program, you may ask our EM Experts.