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This past week has been wrought with bad weather and near-disasters for Vancouver Island.

Thankfully this time, the epicentre of the earthquake was far enough away – all the way up near Alaska – that no tsunami crashed over our shores.

However, the beauty of the West Coast comes with a price tag – the island is no stranger to natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis.

Experts say…

The Pacific coast is more prone to earthquakes than any other part of the country.

This, combined with the fact that Victoria lies on the ever-shifting Juan de Fuca plate means that we’re a little overdue for a natural disaster.

Now that you’ve signed up to get emergency alerts on your phone, it’s time to heed the warnings of people like Chris Duffy – Executive Director of Emergency Management BC – and get yourself an emergency kit today. 

GetMyKit is offering Victoria Buzz readers an amazing discount

It’s easy to put emergency preparations on the back-burner when things are calm and quiet – but we partnered up with GetMyKit to tell you that now is the time to stop procrastinating!

GetMyKit offers a range of survival packages from their Basic 1-person kit at $148, to a Deluxe 4-person kit at $398. They’ve even got emergency kits specifically tailored for pets, and vehicle survival.

And for this weekend only, take 20% off on any of their emergency kits by using the code “Save20”!

Hurry – offer ends at midnight on Sunday, January 28th!

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