Drop, Cover and Hold on! Click HERE for some great advice about the importance of the drop, cover and hold method for personal safety in the event of an earthquake.
Visit the following links from Shakeout BC for great advice about earthquake safety:
Earthquake Actions for Driving
Earthquake Actions for Outdoor Spaces
Earthquake Actions for Infants and Young Children
Earthquake Actions for K-12 Schools
Earthquake Actions for Animal Safety
Earthquake Actions for Natural Gas Safety
Earthquake Actions for People With Disabilities
Be Prepared - 72 Hour Survival Supplies
If an emergency happens in our community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
Basic items you will need to survive for 72 hours:
· Water - at least two litres of water per person per day (including small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
· Food - that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods
· Manual can opener, Flashlight and batteries
· First Aid Kit, Extra keys for your car and house
· Candles and matches or lighter
· Special items such as prescription medications, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities
· Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and change for pay phones
· Battery-powered or wind-up radio (and extra batteries)
· A copy of your emergency plan including contact information
Recommended additional kit supplies:
· A change of clothing and footwear for each household member
· Sleeping bag or warm (foil) blanket for each household member
· Garbage bags for personal sanitation
· Toilet paper and other personal care supplies
· Safety gloves, Basic tools, a whistle
· Small fuel-driven stove and fuel
· Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning
For more information visit www.embc.gov.bc.ca
For more information about the
Safety and emergency planning visit the City of Nanaimo website www.nanaimo.ca
CBC Vancouver Launches First Original Podcast, Fault Lines
Are we ready for “The Big One”? Available now, CBC Vancouver’s new podcast series Fault Lines explores the potentially devastating effects of a massive magnitude earthquake predicted to hit the West Coast of North America.
Hosted by CBC senior meteorologist and seismology expert Johanna Wagstaffe, Fault Lines is available now for download at cbc.ca/podcasts, on the CBC Radio app (Android and iOS) and the podcast app of your choice.
Episode 1: Ripples in a pond What does a 9.1 megathrust earthquake look like?
Episode 2: The first 24 hours How do survivors across B.C. gather and communicate with the rest of the country?
Episode 3: 72 Hours - When supplies run out Most survivalists recommend stocking 72 hour emergency kits… what happens when food and supplies begin running out?
Episode 4: One week - A new normal What happens to the thousands who have been rendered homeless?
Episode 5: A month, a year and beyond - Lessons from Christchurch Beyond the physical aftermath, what are the lingering long-term political, economic and societal impacts? Learn important information on the plan every British Columbian needs to prepare for The Big One… because we know it’s coming.