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You can never be too careful when it comes to preparing for the destructive potential of natural disasters.

Which is why the District of Saanich is participating in Tsunami Preparedness Week, an initiative ran by Emergency Management BC that takes place from April 9-15.

After January 23rd’s tsunami warning, many Vancouver Islanders are now much more aware of the possible realities.

“Tsunami Preparedness Week provides a great opportunity for Saanich residents to develop or update their emergency plan. The January 23 tsunami warning issued by Emergency Management BC was an important reminder that residents need to understand where the risk areas are in Saanich,” said Saanich Deputy Fire Chief Frank Macdonald.

See also: Emergency Alerts are coming to smartphones in BC this week


Learn how to prepare for an emergency

The Saanich Emergency Program offers free emergency preparedness presentations which provide information on how to sustain you and your loved ones for a minimum of 7 days post-disaster.

You will also get a take-home workbook that will serve as a permanent tsunami response resource.

The next Emergency Preparedness Workshop is Wednesday, April 18th, from 7-8pm at George Pearkes Recreation Center.


Saanich Emergency Preparedness Presentation

  • Where:  George Pearkes Recreation Center, 3100 Tillicum Rd.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18th. 7pm – 8pm.