Community

Quake a reminder to be prepared

With the Sept. 9, 6.4-magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island in mind, organizers of the upcoming Great British Columbia ShakeOut are urging residents to do their part to get prepared.

Touted as the largest Canadian earthquake drill, ShakeOut is set for 10:20 a.m. this morning (Thursday).

More than 110,000 B.C. residents have already signed up, organizers say, and they will be joining others in the U.S., Guam and New Zealand.

The drill is an opportunity to practice the Drop, Cover and Hold-on technique, and a reminder to review emergency plans and supplies.

For more information or to register, visit www.shakeoutbc.ca or email info@shakeoutbc.ca

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Flu season may be early this year
 
Bargain books for a good cause
 
Sharing love for the bog
Camp Alexandra transformed into haunted house
 
Election 2014: Surrey councillor candidates take on questions
 
Mall hosts young trick or treaters
Reimer family gives back to their community
 
70 volunteers plant 2,000 trees at Aldergrove park
 
Joel Kleingeltink: More than a star athlete

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.