Vancouver prepares for earthquakes

February 9, 2017 by  

An event has been organized for Vancouver that will give seniors a set of tools they can use to make sure they are ready should an earthquake ever hit their local area.

The workshop will cover a variety of topics that will teach participants what they can do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. They will learn how to prepare their own emergency plan and also how to go through their home to inventory it and conduct their own “Home Hazard Hunt” where they will look for, and remedy potential risks that exist on their own properties. In addition to this, they will be given details about what to do should a crisis occur, such as an earthquake.

The session will only take an hour to complete, but according to its organizers, it can go a long way towards ensuring that all residents are prepared and will know what to do if the ground under their feet starts shaking. A local print shop can use binding to create safety manuals and other materials for those who participate.

The workshop will be held in Snowy’s Lounge at the Kitsilano Community Centre on March 3rd from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Anyone who is interested in participating is asked to register ahead of time, and additional details can be obtained on the City of Vancouver website.