Letter: How can residents be informed?

Former Sooke resident wonders how people are informed of potential disasters

Although I moved from Sooke last June, I retain strong ties to a community I loved very much.

I have always been aware of the delicate balance in the closeness to the sea, and the natural disasters that may befall. With regard to the recent earthquake, and attendant reactions, how were the Sooke residents informed? Did the warning sirens go off? If not, how are all the emergency preparedness activities worthwhile, if folks don’t know until  hours later something MAY have happened… too late to do anything about it?

Laurie Savoie

Qualicum Beach