“You are living in earthquake country. It could happen here; would you know what to do?”
If you don’t, then sign up for a free one-hour presentation on the topic of earthquake preparedness being hosted by the North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM).
This would be the second such presentation being organised his month after an overwhelming response to the first NSEM organised on July 16.
The event will be held at NSEM’s Emergency Operations Centre on Tuesday, July 23, from 7 to 8 pm at 147 East 14th Street, Second floor, in North Vancouver.
Seating is limited so register now to secure your spot. The free presentation will give participants tips on how to create a plan and prepare supplies in preparation for an earthquake. Helpful take-away handouts will be provided to all participants.
In the fall, NSEM will host a one-hour presentation focussed on people living in multi-family buildings. Participants will be provided information on creating an emergency plan and kit, and helpful take-away handouts will be provided. The presentation will be held at the Anchor Room at John Braithwaite Community Centre.
Registration for this event is not available until August 14.
More than 3,000 small quakes occur in BC every year, and experts say eventually one of them would be ‘The Big One’, according to Government of BC. In the past 300 years, BC has experienced five quakes between the magnitude of 7.3 and 9.0. Scientists believe there is one in 10 chance a repeat of that magnitude in the next 50 years.