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Are you Ready???? Live Folk U

Originally broadcast on April 26, 2022

Are you ready for a major disaster?

Folk U joined Cortes Island’s Emergency Responders, Cortes Radio’s emergency communications team, & your neighbours on Friday April 22nd at 1 p.m. to learn more about what will happen in the case of a sustained, long-term disaster and what YOU can do to help ensure you and your family are ready.

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Folk U: Are You Prepared? Part 1 w/Shaun Koopman @89.5FM

Are You Prepared? In this part 1 of a 2 part series (2art 2 is a LIVE, In person event on April 22 at 1 p.m.), Shaun Koopman from the Strathcona Regional District will join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to discuss what it looks like for Cortes Islanders (and others) to be prepared for a number of emergencies including fire, earthquake, multi-month power outages, and more.

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The Cortes Island Evacuation Plan 

The Cortes Island Evacuation Plan is complete.

 “I am just begging every Cortes Islander to pick up and go through the plan before all this happens, so everybody is aware,” said Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Protective Services Coordinator Shaun Koopman. “Please don’t wait till the last minute to educate yourself about evacuations and emergency support services and how you’re going to be notified and whether or not you have insurance and all those important evacuation considerations.”

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Observing Earthquakes off the West Coast

The offshore region between Northern Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii is one of the most seismically active regions in Canada. There have been more than 2,000 earthquakes during the last 4 to 5 years, and four of them measured more than 6 on the richer scale. While the magnitude 2.9 quake in Campbell River last February was smaller, it is a reminder that earthquakes happen here. In this morning’s broadcast Andrew Schaeffer, an Earthquake Seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, describes the network of seismic stations that observe earthquakes off the West Coast

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