Community Evacuation Route Planning

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and District of Lantzville are pleased to each be successful applicants of the $25,000 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund Grants from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, Province of BC. This provides funding for the creation of a combined Evacuation Route Plan for Lantzville, Electoral Area E (Nanoose) of the RDN and Snaw-Naw-As First Nations. The collaboration on this project will allow for consistent communications during evacuations and a more comprehensive plan with coordinated multi agency response to evacuation needs.

  • Be sure to register to our page or sign up to stay informed as project updates happen.
  • Complete our survey to help assist with our community evacuation route planning.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and questions, and to become more prepared.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and District of Lantzville are pleased to each be successful applicants of the $25,000 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund Grants from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, Province of BC. This provides funding for the creation of a combined Evacuation Route Plan for Lantzville, Electoral Area E (Nanoose) of the RDN and Snaw-Naw-As First Nations. The collaboration on this project will allow for consistent communications during evacuations and a more comprehensive plan with coordinated multi agency response to evacuation needs.

  • Be sure to register to our page or sign up to stay informed as project updates happen.
  • Complete our survey to help assist with our community evacuation route planning.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and questions, and to become more prepared.

  • RDN to Develop Small and Large Scale Evacuation Plans

    7 months ago

    An area of the region with transportation challenges will take a closer look at evacuation route planning.

    The Regional District of Nanaimo and the District of Lantzville were each approved for $25,000 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund grants from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, according to an RDN press release.


    An area of the region with transportation challenges will take a closer look at evacuation route planning.

    The Regional District of Nanaimo and the District of Lantzville were each approved for $25,000 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund grants from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, according to an RDN press release.


  • RDN Seeks Funding to Help Plan Evacuation Routes for Nanoose Bay

    7 months ago

    If disaster strikes, there is a concern communities in Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation will experience delayed emergency response times due to access issues.

    The Regional District of Nanaimo wants to address this and the board, at a meeting earlier this month, agreed to seek funding to create emergency evacuation plans.


    If disaster strikes, there is a concern communities in Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation will experience delayed emergency response times due to access issues.

    The Regional District of Nanaimo wants to address this and the board, at a meeting earlier this month, agreed to seek funding to create emergency evacuation plans.


  • Evacuation Route Planning Grants Awarded

    7 months ago

    News Release - March 4, 2019

    Evacuation Route Planning Grants Awarded

    The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and District of Lantzville are pleased to each be successful applicants of the $25,000 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund Grants from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, Province of BC. This provides funding for the creation of a combined Evacuation Route Plan for Lantzville, Electoral Area E (Nanoose) of the RDN and Snaw-Naw-As First Nations. The collaboration on this project will allow for consistent communications during evacuations and a more comprehensive plan with coordinated multi agency response to evacuation needs.

    "We have worked since...

    News Release - March 4, 2019

    Evacuation Route Planning Grants Awarded

    The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and District of Lantzville are pleased to each be successful applicants of the $25,000 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund Grants from the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, Province of BC. This provides funding for the creation of a combined Evacuation Route Plan for Lantzville, Electoral Area E (Nanoose) of the RDN and Snaw-Naw-As First Nations. The collaboration on this project will allow for consistent communications during evacuations and a more comprehensive plan with coordinated multi agency response to evacuation needs.

    "We have worked since 2010 to continuously improve emergency preparedness planning for the Nanoose area of our region with the District of Lantzville and Snaw-Naw-As First Nations," said Chair Ian Thorpe. "This grant is appreciated from the Province and a great example of how various levels of government can work together to help residents be better prepared for emergencies."

    Efficient and safe evacuation routes are needed for the movement of people, livestock, animals and personal property from an area of imminent or actual threat to an area of safety. Successful and detailed planning is the key to effectively executed evacuations when an event occurs that requires these actions. The project will consider both small evacuation scenarios and how to coordinate a mass evacuation of the communities. In creating pre-planned evacuation routes and making the plan available to the community in advance of an emergency will give residents an opportunity to prepare and understand what the evacuation route plan is and how best to evacuate their neighbourhoods and communities. Evacuation route planning aims to identify roles and responsibilities, populations, assembly points, traffic patterns, transportation, routes, emergency social services (ESS), communication and more.

    To help be prepared and to learn more about the RDN's Emergency Program, visit www.rdn.bc.ca/emergency-program. If you have not yet, be sure to sign up to receive all RDN emergency notifications by email, phone or text at rdnemergency.connectrocket.com.