Emergency preparedness for families

Following the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan, families in Vancouver are reminded to prepare to be self sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours after a major earthquake.

Seismic experts say we can expect a major destructive earthquake in British Columbia. We don't know when this will happen. But we do live in a region where some of the largest earthquakes in the world occur.

Here are some Emergency Personal Preparedness documents intended to assist you and your family to prepare for an earthquake or similar disaster.

(Note: there are many similar documents available online.)

It is recommended that you collect the listed Emergency Supplies from around your home. For example, take an old gym bag or back pack and collect up the items on the list, such as: an old pair of sturdy shoes, rolls of toilet paper, a spare can opener, etc. 

Remember that you need shoes, clothing and supplies for each member of your family. As another option, emergency kits are available for purchase from a number of retailers.

Family Emergency Plan:

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