- Know the risks
Earthquake | Tsunami | Wildlife | Avalanche | Lightning | Other natural disasters | Technology and industrial accidents | Pandemics
- Get prepared
At home | At school | At work | In your car | Preparing your business | Workshops, events, presentations | Sign up for emergency notifications
- During an emergency
Communication during emergencies | Evacuating your home | Sheltering in place | Disaster response routes | Real-time emergency updates | The emergency operations centre (EOC)
- After an emergency
What to do after an emergency | After a flood | After an earthquake
- Volunteer to help
Volunteer roles and responsibilities | Apply to volunteer
Disaster response routes
Disaster response routes are roads designated for emergency response workers on the North Shore and around the region to use during a major emergency.
Disaster response routes are not evacuation routes. These designated routes are critical for emergency responders to be able to quickly bring in essential resources and supplies, transport injured persons to hospital, gain access to incident sites, and execute controlled evacuations.
When the routes are activated
Disaster Response Routes are activated only as needed to meet the demands of the emergency or disaster. Only required routes are utilized and only for as long as needed.
Fire, police, ambulance, repair crews, emergency equipment, services, and suppliers must move quickly to where the greatest need is — and mobility is the key.