A.B. Greenwell students

Are you prepared?

Local schools as well as CICV 98.7 FM, The Lake, will be participating in this emergency preparedness practice

On Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m., families, businesses, and schools across B.C. will be participating the the Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

ShakeOut is an annual event meant to help prepare B.C. residents in the case of an earthquake, both to survive and quickly recover from such a disaster.

Local schools as well as CICV 98.7 FM, The Lake, will be participating in this emergency preparedness practice.

Mike Bishop of CICV will be participating with other radio stations across the province by playing a pre-recorded message at 10:18 a.m. that will include an earthquake simulation complete with sound effects.

“People with a stereo are really going to notice it because the floor is going to start shaking,” said Bishop. “And then it goes on with a message afterwards to let people know how they can prepare.”

Following this, Bishop hopes to interview Griffin Restoration, a Victoria disaster restoration company.

“They can talk about the types of damage people can be looking for, how to mitigate it, what things to have on hand to look after yourself in the time of a disaster,” said Bishop.

Lake Cowichan Secondary, A.B. Greenwell, and Palsson Elementary will all be practicing the standard earthquake drill called “duck, cover, and hold on” at 10:18 a.m.

Students will hear an announcement indicating the beginning of an earthquake and will take cover under their desks, among other exercises.

This same drill can be practiced by everyone home. For complete details as well as many other resources, go to shakeoutbc.ca.


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