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Last week’s tsunami scare alerted View Royal residents to the importance of emergency preparedness.

Precautionary measures were advocated in low lying coastal communities like Caton, Werra, and Christie Point areas, where residents were advised to move to the second floor of their home, move to higher ground, listen to the radio for an ‘all clear’ message, or check in at the reception centre at Juan de Fuca Seniors Centre until receiving the ‘all clear’ message.

While this particular tsunami warning was called off and the precautionary measures ended up being unnecessary, earthquakes from the Cascadia subduction zone (150-200km off the west coast of Vancouver Island) are the ones people need to prepare for.

Tsunami Prepardeness and Information Session

About 3-5 times a year, the View Royal Fire Department hosts emergency preparedness workshops for the public, but also provides tailored sessions to neighbourhoods and stratas upon request.

To this effect, they will be hosting a Tsunami Preparedness workshop on Monday, February 5th, in order to discuss the tsunami risk in the municipality and what waterfront residents can do to prepare themselves.

Due to high demand, space will be limited to residents are asked to call 250-479-7322 or email [email protected] to register your spot.

View Royal Tsunami Preparedness and Information Session

  • When: Monday, February 5th, 6:30 PM
  • Where:View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Ave
  • Admission: By registration; call 250-479-7322 or email [email protected]

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