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Are you ready for an earthquake? Attend a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop

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The recent late-night earthquake near Victoria is a reminder that an earthquake can happen at any time and that we need to be prepared when disaster strikes.

Make emergency preparedness your family’s New Year resolution.

Victoria has a one in three (32%) probability of experiencing a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years, and your family needs to be prepared with enough food, water, medication and supplies to cope up to seven days without outside assistance.

In addition to risk of earthquakes, is also prone to hazards including tsunamis, weather events and pandemics. Make emergency preparedness your family’s New Year resolution.

Register to attend a free two-hour Emergency Preparedness Workshop to learn about the hazards that can affect Victoria, what to include in your home and vehicle emergency kit, what you can do to minimize injury and protect your home from an earthquake, and how to reunite with loved ones after a disaster.

An emergency kit will also come in handy in the event of a power outage or winter storm.

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshops will be held on:

  • Wednesday, January 13 10 a.m. – Noon Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Tuesday, January 19 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street
  • Wednesday, February 17 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street
  • Wednesday, February 24 10 a.m. – Noon Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Monday, March 21 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Wednesday, March 23 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Oaklands Community Centre, 2827 Belmont Avenue
  • Tuesday, April 5 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fairfield Community Association, 1335 Thurlow Road (portable)
  • Tuesday, April 19 10 a.m. – Noon Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Tuesday, May 10 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Road
  • Wednesday, May 11 10 a.m. – Noon Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street
  • Monday, September 19 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Thursday, September 22 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Victoria West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Road
  • Tuesday, October 18 10 a.m. – Noon Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Thursday, October 20 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street
  • Tuesday, November 15 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Victoria City Hall, Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue
  • Wednesday, November 23 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street

To register for a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop, email vema@victoria.ca or call 250.920.3373.

For information on what to include in your family, pet or business emergency kits, check out the Recipe for Disaster series at www.PrepareVictoria.ca.

 

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