Victoria, BC– Testing is scheduled for earthquake and tsunami early warning systems at Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht First Nation and Jordan River Regional Park between Thursday, February 15 and Sunday, February 18, 2018. People in the area can expect to hear loud intermittent warning sirens while testing is underway.
The systems are in the process of being set up and are not operational at this time. Testing is scheduled as follows:
Jordan River Regional Park: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Testing of the warning system will take place between 11am and 1pm.
Port Renfrew and Pacheedaht First Nation: Thursday, February 15 – Saturday, February 17, 2018
The siren will sound intermittently between 9am and 5pm as system settings are adjusted, followed by a full test on Sunday, February 18 at 11:30am.
These tests are in advance of both systems becoming operational in 2018.
The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
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Andy Orr, Senior Manager
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