When an emergency happens in Queen Charlotte it will take responders time to coordinate operations, make notifications and distribute information. It is important that residents are prepared to take care of themselves and each other during the early hours of an emergency.
Once a reception center is established all displaced residents should register with Emergency Social Services so we have a record of evacuees. Their location will be advertised by the information sources specified below. This will enable us to let your friends and families know you are ok if they can’t contact or locate you.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
- If the community experiences a major earthquake assume that there is a tsunami risk and evacuate to a designated evacuation area or ideally a friend or relative located above the tsunami hazard zone. Every Village resident should have a copy of the Village of Queen Charlotte Tsunami Guide and Evacuation Map.
- It will be a challenge to distribute information to the community quickly if the power, internet or cell services are down. Message boards located at the following locations:
- Village of Queen Charlotte office
- Canada Post
- Understand the risks, have a plan and create an emergency kit. For a list of what to include in your emergency kit click here
Click on the brochure below to view
Radio: CFNR 97.1 FM
Facebook Page: Village of Queen Charlotte Emergency Network
Emergency Response Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/ciotUj
National Tsunami Warning Centre: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/
US Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/
Emergency Management BC: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery
REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR EMERGENCY KIT
WITH YOU IF YOU HAVE TO EVACUATE!