Join more than 500,000 people across the province as they “drop, cover and hold on” in the 2014 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) are working together to present Canada’s largest earthquake preparedness drill on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:16 a.m.
The province has officially proclaimed Oct. 16 as ShakeOut BC Day. Register now and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to register atwww.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.”
Preparing Canada for an earthquake is one of IBC’s top priorities. Last year, IBC commissioned a study – the first major research of its kind in 20 years – that revealed that Canada is unprepared for a major earthquake. IBC’s strong partnership with Great BC ShakeOut is helping raise awareness about the importance of earthquake preparedness.