I woke up this morning and turned on my phone like it was any other morning. Boy did my phone light up with alerts from social media sites I follow and the emails were coming in for orders for 72 hour grab and go kits. While I (we) were sleeping, a major earthquake had happened off the coast of Alaska triggering a tsunami. As a result, a tsunami warning was issue for coastal BC and Alaska and a tsunami watch for the entire pacific coast of North America.
Thankfully, a few hours later the warning was lifted. However, an event such as this, so close to home is a reminder that every household (and business) in British Columbia should have not only the supplies, but have an emergency preparedness plan as well.
The question I have for you is…if you had to evacuate in the middle of the night would you be prepared?