Great British Columbia ShakeOut

Earthquakes are a very real possibility in the Sooke region

  • Oct. 8, 2014 8:00 a.m.

BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) are working together to present Canada’s largest earthquake preparedness drill on Thursday, October 16, at 10:16 a.m.

The province has officially proclaimed October 16 as ShakeOut BC Day. Register now and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to register at www.shakeoutbc.ca.

“Participating in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut is an excellent way for your family or organization to prepare to survive and recover quickly from a big earthquake – wherever you live, work or travel,” said Miranda Myles, Co-chair of the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

“Preparing for an earthquake should begin long before the ground starts to shake,” said Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, IBC. “To make sure you are prepared, participate in the BC ShakeOut drill each and every year, and have an emergency plan in place. Keep a survival kit to ensure that you and your family are protected for at least 72 hours.”