Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut

British Columbia is located in a seismically active region where a few thousand earthquakes
occur each year.  Although only a small number of these earthquakes are large enough to cause
damage, the threat of a major earthquake in the province is real.

On the third Thursday in October 16th at 10:16am a locally‐driven, province wide “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drill will take place called “the Great British Columbia ShakeOut”.   All residents across British Columbia are encouraged to take part in this largest earthquake drill in Canadian history!  

Be prepared to be on your own without help for 72 hours or more- at home, in your car, at work. Assemble these emergency supplies and keep them in your emergency kit, stored in a secure place, ideally accessible from outside.

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