In the wake of the recent tsunami warning, the Town of View Royal is ensuring residents know what to do in the event of an emergency.
As part of the tsunami preparedness and information session later this month, View Royal Fire will talk about the tsunami risk in the municipality and what residents, and specifically waterfront residents, can do to be prepared.
Join us for a Tsunami Information Session to discuss the tsunami risk in View Royal and what residents (especially waterfront residents) can do to be prepared. More info & to register: https://t.co/EKyShot8xG #tsunami #yyj
— Town of View Royal (@TownofViewRoyal) January 25, 2018
Last Tuesday, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake took place near Kodiak, Alaska, resulting in Emergency Management B.C. issuing a tsunami warning for coastal B.C. in the early hours of the morning.
Several homes in low lying ares on the West Shore were evacuated out of caution, including Caton Place, Werra Road and Christie Point areas in View Royal.
Those with nowhere to go were directed to a reception centre that was set up by the Colwood and View Royal joint emergency social services team at the West Shore Parks and Recreation’s seniors centre.
The tsunami warning was called off shortly before 5 a.m.
The Tsunami Information Session for @TownofViewroyal residents Feb 5th is now FULL. We will be holding an additional smaller session at the View Royal Public Safety Building 333 Island Hwy 20 Feb 6:30pm. You must REGISTER online at https://t.co/FaCcekEwGc to reserve a seat.
— View Royal Fire (@VRFD) January 31, 2018
The information session scheduled to take place on Monday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the View Royal council chambers (45 View Royal Ave.) is full. A second, smaller session has been added for Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the View Royal Public Safety Building, 333 Island Hwy.
Space is limited. To register call 250-479-7322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.