“Earthquake wake you? Check if you’re prepared for a disaster. Know the risks, make a plan, get a kit.”*
The B.C. Red Cross saw Victoria, BC’s December 30th shaker as an opportunity to remind people to check their emergency supplies.
Victoria-based TOTAL PREPARE offers these suggestions:
- It is wise for everyone to prepare a grab-and-go bag that will last for 72 hours.
- In earthquake zones, plan to be self-sufficient for 7 days.
- Water purification kits and tablets.
- Heat and shelter: foil sleeping bags and stoves in a can.
- Light and communication: crank flashlights and radios.
- First aid and sanitation: including pails with toilet seats.
- Store your supplies in your car, office, camper, outside in a shed, or at the front of your garage. NOT in the basement, which you may not have access to.
TOTAL PREPARE Goes Gluten Free
In the event of a disaster, we may not be able to depend on outside agencies to supply us with food, let alone gluten-free food, for up to seven days – or more. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your family, especially those with special dietary requirements, will have the food they need to survive. Their Legacy brand of certified gluten-free gourmet entrée options have been designed specifically for those who cannot consume gluten and other food allergens. Ingredients are 100% GMO Free, freeze-dried, easy to prepare – and delicious! Choose from the following products in a variety of combinations and quantities, all with a 25-year expiry date. Click on images below for more information. Complete details here.
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*An earthquake measured at 4.8 magnitude shook Greater Victoria at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, reported The Times Colonist:
- “that REALLY shook the house here in Saanich. Ducked and covered. My poor cat” — Tom Clements
- “felt it in Nanaimo, chair shook, like something fell behind it but nothing else moved in the room” — Sharon Erickson
- “Wow! Felt the largest #earthquake in my near 16 years living on #SaltSpring. 4.9 – Scary!” — Lynda Monk
- Anonymous comments posted to emsc-csem.org, which tracks earthquakes:
- “I felt two brief periods of shaking. Nothing fell off the walls or tables, it was more or a swaying than jerking feeling. The first period lasted a few seconds, with some rumbling. After about five seconds, a second swaying and rumbling started again lasting a few seconds.” — Brentwood Bay
- “Loud rumble followed by the whole house shaking. A plant fell off a shelf. Strong enough that we felt we had to check the basement and the brickwork outside for cracks and/or damage.” — Sidney
- “I heard the earthquake before I felt it. It sounded like a large vehicle moving closer towards my house. The earthquake arrived with a bang.” — Saanich
- “House shook for a good 30 seconds hard and steady , only 4 miles from epi center” — Saanich
- “Felt it enough to get up and will certainly have a good look around our century home in Fairfield neighbourhood Victoria. Could truly feel the house shake and xmas tree was swaying.” — Victoria