tsunami alert

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney are encouraging residents to sign up for the Saanich Peninsula Alert system, which notifies residents and visitors of critical emergency information, including impending hazards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tsunami advisory triggers approximately 900 Saanich Peninsula Alert signups

System pushed out approximately 21,000 notifications following volcano eruption

 

Vic-Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters that could affect city of Victoria locations and residents. They include wide threats such as tsunamis, local incidents such as gas leaks, and neighbourhood-specific concerns such as an evacuation order. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria municipalities advocate for local emergency alert systems

Reminders follow Jan. 15 tsunami warning across the Pacific

 

Tofino’s tsunami sirens sounded off on Saturday morning as an advisory prompted beach closures. (Westerly file photo)

Tsunami advisory an important reminder for B.C. coastal communities to be prepared

Volcanic eruption near Tonga Islands activates emergency operations on Saturday

 

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Be prepared: Know what to do in the event of a Greater Victoria tsunami warning

Localized alert systems can provide potentially life-saving information

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District of Metchosin is conducting an automated tsunami notification exercise on Thursday, June 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin to test tsunami notification on Thursday evening

Approximately 80 to 100 residents in tsunami-zone

District of Metchosin is conducting an automated tsunami notification exercise on Thursday, June 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Coastal communities in B.C. have signs showing the way to higher ground in the event of a tsunami alert. (Black Press)

B.C. emergency phone text testing starts in May

Coastal tsunami zones first for new public alert system, fires and floods later

Coastal communities in B.C. have signs showing the way to higher ground in the event of a tsunami alert. (Black Press)
Cyclists and drivers need to show more empathy for each other, reader writes.                                Don Denton/                                Black Press

Cyclists and drivers need to coexist better

Bike lanes and tsunami warnings need extra thought from all of us

  • Feb 6, 2018
Cyclists and drivers need to show more empathy for each other, reader writes.                                Don Denton/                                Black Press
The Vic-Alert automated warning system sent word to thousands of South Island subscribers early Tuesday morning about the potential tsunami hazard. Roughly 6,500 people were signed up for the service before the tsunami warning, and as of mid-morning Tuesday, approximately 23,000 were on board. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Vic-Alert faces tidal wave of registration after tsunami warnings

City of Victoria system is free and provides early warnings of disaster

The Vic-Alert automated warning system sent word to thousands of South Island subscribers early Tuesday morning about the potential tsunami hazard. Roughly 6,500 people were signed up for the service before the tsunami warning, and as of mid-morning Tuesday, approximately 23,000 were on board. Don Descoteau/Victoria News