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Tsunami Mapping Virtual Presentation Sessions – Northwest Vancouver Island

The SRD is inviting everyone who lives, works or plays in the northwest coast of Vancouver Island from Gold River to Cape Scott Provincial Park to join us in a virtual engagement and presentation session to see your community’s tsunami inundation maps.

Campbell River, BC –  The Strathcona Regional  District (SRD) would like to invite everyone who lives, works or plays in the northwest coast of Vancouver Island from Gold River to Cape Scott Provincial Park to join us in a virtual engagement and presentation session to see your community’s tsunami inundation maps. This meeting will include a presentation by Northwest Hydraulic Consultants and Ocean Networks Canada of tsunami mapping followed by an interactive question and answer period.

In this meeting we will:

  • Share our work completed
  • Discuss our next steps
  • Most importantly – hear your thoughts and feedback

These virtual presentation and engagement sessions will take place via Zoom on the following days:

  • Wednesday August 18 |  1:00-2:30 pm
  • Thursday August 19 |  7:00-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday August 25 |  1:00-2:30 pm
  • Thursday August 26 |  7:00-8:30 pm

No preregistration is required, and the same content will be presented at each event. The event zoom links are available online at www.srd.ca/nwvi-tsunami-risk-project.

“Detailed maps of future tsunami flooding (inundation) are needed for the allocation of evacuation routes and long-term planning in vulnerable coastal communities” said SRD Board Chair Brad Unger.  “For the past year, the focus of this project has been obtaining data as well as local knowledge to develop inundation maps for the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. We are excited to be at the project stage where we can now present people with the preliminary maps that shows how a tsunami will affect their community.”

“The SRD would like to thank everyone that offered their feedback through the Tsunami Risk Project survey earlier this year.  Their input has provided a great deal of support with helping us understand what the community’s concerns are associated to tsunamis and what they have learnt from their past experiences with tsunami on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island” added SRD Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman.

The SRD in partnership with the Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’h’ First Nations and Nuchatlaht First Nation have funded the high-resolution tsunami modelling for the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. This is a collaborative endeavor with five First Nations, four municipalities, two Regional Districts and several private and provincial stakeholders.

To learn more about this project and view the final report and results of the Community Tsunami Survey, please visit www.srd.ca/nwvi-tsunami-risk-project.

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Media contact:
Shaun Koopman, SRD Protective Services Coordinator
250-830-6702   |   skoopman@srd.ca