Tsunami Preparedness Week

Tsunami Preparedness Week is a reminder that British Columbia is a seismically active province, and that the threat posed from a damaging tsunami constitutes a reality for coastal communities. British Columbian's were reminded of this in January 2018, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered tsunami warnings in four out of five tsunami notification zones, with a tsunami advisory in the fifth.  In conjunction with Tsunami Preparedness Week, PreparedBC has introduced an all-new easy-to-use Earthquake and Tsunami Guide designed to assist all British Columbians on their journey toward personal preparedness.  "The tsunami warning in January was a major wake-up call for coastal communities," say Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. "That is why our government is working to prepare our citizens for tsunami events, and partnering with the federal government to enhance public alerting capabilities should disaster strike."

For more information:

PreparedBC Earthquake and Tsunami Guide: http://ow.ly/xbcw30jjQpCAlert

Ready frequently asked questions: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/alert-ready-wireless-public-alerting/

For information during active provincial emergencies, visit; www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca 

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