Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada
August 22, 2018
Location: Alaska Highway in Northern British Columbia.
Event: The Alaska Highway is closed in both directions between Coal River and the British Columbia/Yukon border because of wildfires. The nearby community of Lower Post, British Columbia has been ordered to evacuate.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid travel in the area.
- Monitor local news for updates.
- Carry emergency preparedness kit in vehicle.
The U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver is located at 1075 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2M6 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. You can reach us at 1-604-685-4311 during business hours or if you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours. Our e-mail address is VancouverACS@state.gov
State Department – Consular Affairs (888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444
For further information about security in Canada:
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.