Emergency Response Exercise

Published on March 8, 2016

Port Alberni in 1964 after a tsunami hit the community.

Port Alberni — 

What is a tsunami?

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by a major (above Magnitude 7.5) earthquake, usually at sea. Shock waves from the quake radiate in all directions along the seabed, and they can travel thousands of kilometres at the speed of a jet airliner.

Read about it here: http://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-04-14/what-tsunami

Major earthquake and tsunami response exercise scheduled for June
“So, the bad news is, we’re going to be hit with a major earthquake and tsunami. The good news is, we know when, and it’s June 7th through the 10th.”
The exercise will be the first-time deployment of the Provincial Coordination Team, which can be activated to support local authorities in an emergency.

Read about it here: http://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-03-03/major-earthquake-and-tsunami-response-exercise-scheduled-june
 
Hupacasath builds “muscle memory” for emergency evacuation
“The ground begins to shake heavily for two to three minutes. Find a safe place to ‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’ in your home. “The Tsunami Siren Goes off and advises that a 20-metre high tsunami will reach the Alberni Inlet in 35 minutes.” Hupacasath reserve would be fully inundated by 12:40.
Now what?

Read about it here: http://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-03-07/hupacasath-builds-%E2%80%9Cmuscle-memory%E2%80%9D-emergency-evacuation

Tseshaht tsunami awareness day

In its best effort to be prepared for a Tsunami Emergency, Tseshaht First Nation will be hosting a Tsunami Awareness Day at Tseshaht Market April 12, weather permitting. Tseshaht wants to prepare its members for a worst case scenario, like the tsunami that hit Japan’s shores March 11, 2011, in hopes that such an event never comes to pass, said Chief Councillor Hugh Braker.

Read about it here: http://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-03-11/japan-marks-fifth-year-tsunami...

Build a To-Go Bag

The goal of emergency preparedness in the event of an earthquake/tsunami is to provide each person in your family with enough food, water and medical supplies to survive for 72 hours without outside assistance. In remote communities, like Nuu-chah-nulth communities on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, many suggest you’ll need a full week’s worth of supplies.

Read about this here: http://www.hashilthsa.com/news/2016-04-06/building-emergency-kit