Tsunami warning systems siren testing

Apr 04, 2022

Victoria, BC– Maintenance is scheduled for tsunami warning systems at Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht First Nation and Jordan River Regional Park on Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8, 2022.

While testing is underway, people in the area can expect to hear loud intermittent warning sirens between 9 am and 5 pm.

Ongoing testing schedule:

  • Beginning June 1, 2022, sirens will be audibly tested with the Westminster Chimes tone on the first Wednesday of each month at 1 pm.
  • Sirens are silently tested each day.

Earthquakes are common in British Columbia and the capital region is in one of the most at-risk areas where the threat of a destructive tsunami is also very real. To learn more about being ready for an earthquake and tsunami, visit Prepare Yourself to read the Guide to Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region and review PreparedBC’s Earthquake and Tsunami Guide to plan, prepare and practice what you need before, during and after an emergency.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) coordinates local emergency programs for Juan de Fuca, Southern Gulf Islands and Salt Spring Island electoral areas. Residents in the three electoral areas are encouraged to register for local public alert notifications at www.crd.bc.ca/pans.

Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, 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
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492