The City of Victoria would rather see a flood on social media than a flood from the Pacific Ocean.
Throughout Tsunami Preparedness Week from April 10 to 16, residents of Victoria are invited to take photos of themselves at a tsunami safe zone and post the picture to Twitter or Facebook.
By tagging @PreparedBC and including the hashtag #HighGroundSelfie22, forward-thinking citizens will be entered for the chance to win one of 47 prizes. Even more are up for grabs in you include #VictoriaHGH in your post.
April 10-16, get tsunami prepared & enter to win prizes! All you need to do is
▶Learn your tsunami-safe location
▶Take a selfie
▶Post it to Facebook or Twitter. Tag @PreparedBC & use hashtag #HighGroundSelfie22
— Prepared BC (@PreparedBC) March 28, 2022
The variety of scenarios that can result in a Victoria tsunami are several, according to a new release from the city. It’s important to know locations of tsunami hazard areas and where the nearest tsunami safe zone is closest to your home, workplace, and school.
Most residents are a short distance away from a tsunami-safe area by foot or bike. A full map of Victoria’s tsunami safe zones is avalible on the city’s Hazard Zone Map.
“We live in a seismically active area and need to be prepared by knowing where our tsunami safe zones are. Luckily, Victoria is quite protected from even the worst tsunamis, so for many residents, you can stay where you are and not be at risk,” said Mayor Lisa Helps.
During an earthquake that makes it difficult to stand for one minute or longer, the City of Victoria recommends moving to higher ground or inland as soon as it is safe to do so. In that event, do not wait for an official tsunami warning.
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