By subscribing to receive emergency alerts, you get more immediate information to protect yourself and your family. Cowichan Alert is used to alert people in an affected area which can be anywhere is the Cowichan region).
You can chose to receive all emergency alerts (advisories and critical-life threatening) or just critical life-threatening alerts (very rare).
Example Critical Emergency Alerts
Wildfires (particularly for evacuation alerts and orders)
Hazardous Material release
Landslide / post-earthquake hazards
Road Closures (posted by Drive BC and local authorities)
Severe weather events (posted by Environment Canada)
Boil Water Advisories
You can chose how to receive your alerts. Options include:
Mobile application (most recommended option)
Home applications such as Hey Google and Amazon Alexa