Monday, October 21, 2013

Public Forum on Tsunami Education planned for November

Living in an active seismic zone brings a few reminders from time to time that we are never too far away from a major event, one that could challenge any community in any number of ways.

As we reviewed on the blog on Thursday, The Great British Columbia Shakeout this past week was one method of preparation for British Columbians to put their preparedness to test and make their plans for their own home.

Next month North Coast residents will have another chance to learn more about what you need to do in the event of an earthquake and/or tsunami, just in case.

A two hour Tsunami Public Education Forum has been scheduled on November 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM, taking place at the Multi-purpose room at Northwest Community College.

Using the working title of "Tsunami 101", the presentation will introduce some of the basic concepts of the hazards posed by tsunamis, as well as some preparedness options provided by a Seismic Specialist.

As well, a Weather Services Specialist will provide a few points on the value of Weather Radios as part of the tsunami notification system.

Afterwards, a question and answer period will take place, providing those in attendance to seek out further information on the need for proper preparation.

The two hour tutorial on tsunami dangers is presented by the City of Prince Rupert, Emergency Management BC and Environment Canada.

Prince Rupert Fire Chief Dave McKenzie is the contact person, he can be reached at 624-5115.

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