Find information about emergencies in Yukon including health advisories, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and road closures.
You should always be prepared for an emergency. Learn more about making an emergency plan and what to put in your emergency kit.
Flood remediation and recovery
The Government of Yukon mounted the largest flood relief effort in the territory’s history in the spring and summer of 2021, in response to unprecedented water levels.
Water levels have continued to decline since August 17, and the territory is now in recovery phase. The Yukon government is developing a remediation and recovery program that will assist Yukoners in restoring their properties and mitigating against future flooding events.
Property damage questionnaire
As part of the recovery program, the Yukon Housing Corporation has developed a questionnaire to engage with property owners impacted by the flooding. The information requested will help YHC determine the appropriate funding support required.
Download the questionnaire here.
If you have questions about this engagement, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
View the engineering reports commissioned to advise the Yukon government on flood response and recovery:
Recovering from a flood
- Prepare your home for freeze-up.
- Health Alert - Flooded sewage disposal systems
- Tips for returning to your home after a flood.
- Disinfect your drinking water well and water holding tank. Get your drinking water tested.
- Clean your house and control mould.
- If mice moved in to escape flood water, learn about mouse control and hantavirus.
- Visit GetPrepared.ca for more information on re-entering your home and cleanup.
For information about the current flood situation, email email@example.com or call 867-332-7084.
Boil water advisories in effect
Boil water advisories are in effect for multiple areas, as a result of the rising water levels along the Yukon River. We expect to lift all these advisories later this summer when flood waters recede.
Residents of these areas who use private wells or underground water storage tanks should boil their water for 2 minutes before use:
- Southern Lakes, including Army Beach and South McClintock;
- Lake Laberge;
- Kusawa Lake;
- Takhini River; and
For information about boil water advisories, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 867-667-8391.
Public flood updates
- Public flood update - August 18, 2021
- Public flood update - August 11, 2021
- Public flood update - August 9, 2021
- Public flood update - August 6, 2021
- Public flood update - August 4, 2021
- Public flood update - August 2, 2021
- Public flood update - July 30, 2021
- Get health updates from Yukon Health and Social Services.
- Read the Government of Yukon's latest COVID-19 updates.
- Learn about current wildfire conditions and fire danger across Yukon.
- Find Yukon flood risks. We monitor and report on river flows and and lake water levels.
- Get weather alerts from Environment Canada.
- Find Government of Canada earthquake reports.
- Get avalanche updates from Avalanche Canada.