Federal Response to Flooding in British Columbia

Federal Response to Spring Floods 2021


Keep up-to-date about the Government of Canada’s response to flooding in British Columbia.

Temporary exemptions for residents and essential workers in British Columbia

In response to the flooding and mudslides, BC residents and essential workers who must travel by land to or through the United States are exempt from pre-entry, arrival, and Day-8 testing and quarantine requirements. These exemptions do not apply to non-essential travel, including visiting friends or family.

Essential travel means to:

  • get to your habitual residence in Canada
  • take short trips to access necessities such as food, medication and fuel
  • ensure that essential services and economic supply chains continue

COVID-19 Travel: Checklists for requirements and exemptions

What we are doing

Government Operations Centre (GOC)

The GOC provides an all-hazards integrated federal emergency response to events of national interest.

Canadian Armed Forces Operation LENTUS

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operation LENTUS. CAF response to floods, forest fires and natural disasters in Canada.

ISC Emergency Management

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) partners with First Nations communities during emergencies.

Flooding in First Nations communities

Find out how to prepare for floods and find information about flood risk monitoring in your region.


Get the latest weather and detailed forecasts for locations across Canada.


Download WeatherCAN, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s new mobile app

Water Survey of Canada

Provides crucial information to help forewarn Canadians of potential flooding dangers.

Canadian Coast Guard - Navigational Warnings

Information for the marine community on marine hazards, current activities and other pertinent info.

NRCan Emergency Geomatics Service Flood Maps

Maps of floods and river ice break-up from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) produced from satellite imagery for emergency response.

Flood cleanup and indoor air quality

After a flood, it's important to quickly restore your home to good order to protect your health and prevent further damage.


To prevent mould, fix any moisture problems right away and control humidity levels in your home. If you already have mould, it's important to clean it up right away.

Protect and clean your well

The best way to protect your well is to prevent contamination from getting into your well water.

Climate change, floods and your health

Learn about immediate, short- and long-term health impacts and dangers.

Employment Insurance

Affected workers are encouraged to apply for benefits online.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

The delivery of physical pension cheques by mail may be impacted due to flooding. Find out how to apply for direct deposit to avoid any delays.

Canada Student or Apprentice Loan

Apply for repayment assistance for your Canada Student or Apprentice Loan if you are affected by the British Columbia floods.

Support for the continued supply of livestock feed in BC

Temporary measures and conditions to help the animal feed industry in British Columbia continue to maintain the supply of feed to livestock and protect animal health.

Temporary labelling and packaging requirements for food sold in B.C.

Information about labelling and packaging requirements for certain foods imported from the United States and sold in B.C.

Steps you can take to stay connected

Learn more about how to stay connected with others during a disaster.

Resources for Mental Health Support

Wellness Together Canada is an online portal that provides access to a virtual network of free and confidential psycho-social supports.

Responding to Emergency Events

How municipal, provincial/territorial and the federal government respond to emergency events.

Get Prepared – Floods

Floods are the most frequent natural hazard in Canada. Learn what do during and after a flood.

Provincial flooding situation

British Columbia Flooding Updates

Keep up-to-date on the provincial flooding situation.

First Nations impacted by emergency events


Floods - What to Do?

A detailed guide explaining what steps should be taken before, during and after a flood.

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