#BePrepared - Safeguarding your property

Flooding, wildfires, and extreme wind are common during the spring hazard season.  #BePrepared by safeguarding your property now to minimize the risk when the threat is real. Start with simple actions:


  • Check the weather sealant around windows and doors and seal any cracks or gaps.
  • Ensure downspout drainage moves water away from the property.
  • Install a sump pump and zero reverse flow valves in basement floor drains if possible.


  • Incorporate FireSmart methods into your regular yard maintenance.
  • Prune all tree branches to create a two-meter clearance from the ground.
  • Ensure sheds and other structures follow the same FireSmart guidelines.

Extreme wind

  • Consult a roof assessment professional to ensure shingles are intact.
  • Secure loose objects such as canopies, gutters and downspouts that may be picked up by the wind.

Learn more emergency preparedness tips to protect your property.

Learn about the Be Prepared program