Every April, Tsunami Preparedness Week is a reminder that British Columbia is a seismically active province, and that the threat posed from a damaging tsunami constitutes a reality for coastal communities.
British Columbians were reminded of this in January 2018, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered tsunami warnings in four out of five tsunami notification zones, with a tsunami advisory in the fifth.
“The tsunami warning in January was a major wake-up call for coastal communities,” said Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness.
In conjunction with Tsunami Preparedness Week, PreparedBC has introduced an all-new easy-to-use Earthquake and Tsunami Guide designed to assist all British Columbians on their journey toward personal preparedness. For a copy, please visit: http://ow.ly/xbcw30jjQpC
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