Be Earthquake Prepared

SHAKE IT OUT: Residents encouraged to participate in earthquake drill

Do you know what to do in the event of an earthquake? On October 20th at 10:20 a.m. residents across British Columbia will learn how to do that by participating in the ShakeOutBC earthquake drill to practice what to do during such an event.

“Although the risks of an earthquake are low in the Kootenays, all residents are encouraged to participate,” says Nora Hannon, an emergency program coordinator with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “Residents could one day find themselves in a place affected by an earthquake.”

Residents can participate at home or at their business. To get more information about the event, check out http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/. To make sure that your participation is counted, please register  at www.shakeoutbc.ca/register. Registration is required annually so even if you enrolled last year, you will need to renew for 2016. A list of who’s registered across BC is available here: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/whoisparticipating/

Residents can find more information, including great advice and tips on how to properly respond and prepare for an earthquake, by checking out the fact sheets on ShakeOutBC’s  Resources page. To get warmed up, residents can also check out ShakeOutBC’s YouTube channel, with videos demonstrating “Drop, Cover and Hold On” for a variety of situations: http://ow.ly/34eB304HFGl

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For further information, please contact:

Nora Hannon
Emergency Program Coordinator
Areas D,E,F,I,J, Kaslo and Nelson
250-352-8177

The content on this page was last updated October 17 2016 at 3:30 PM