Thursday, September 13, 2012

Earthquake Preparedness Workshops start Sept 20 #yyj

Are You Ready for the Big One?

Thursday, September 13, 2012
For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, BC — Victoria has a one in three probability of a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. It's not a matter of "if" a damaging earthquake will happen, but when. Learn what you can do to protect your family, pets and property at a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop this fall offered by the Victoria Emergency Management Agency.

There is plenty you can do to prepare for an earthquake including having an emergency first aid kit and a plan for reconnecting with your loved ones. Learn how you and your family can better prepare to cope in the event of an earthquake, including how to safely store drinking water, put together emergency supply kits for your home and vehicle, and prepare a family reunification plan.

Thursday, September 20 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fairfield Community Centre, 1330 Fairfield Road

Tuesday, September 25 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Victoria City Hall, Antechamber

Wednesday, October 10 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Victoria City Hall, Antechamber

Monday, October 15 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street

Monday, November 19 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Victoria City Hall, Antechamber

Monday, November 19 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Victoria West Community Centre, 521 Craigflower Road

To register for an upcoming free workshop, call 250.920.3373 or e-mail

The Victoria Emergency Management Agency (VEMA) is the City of Victoria’s resource for helping our community prepare for an emergency. Responsible for coordinating an emergency response in the event of a disaster, VEMA also educates and empowers Victoria citizens on how to be “emergency prepared”. For more information, visit:

see also: ShakeOut Victoria Oct 18

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