SRD to launch second phase of tsunami planning project – Campbell River Mirror


Residents of the northwest region of Vancouver Island are invited to two public meetings in April on the region’s tsunami risk assessments, hosted by the Regional District of Strathcona.

There will be two different sessions, the first is to conclude the Northwest Vancouver Island Risk Assessment project and the second marks the second phase of the project. There will be a 30 minute presentation at both meetings, followed by 30 minutes for a question and answer session.

The first session will focus on Ehatis, Esperanza, Oclucje, Kyuquot, Tahsis and Zeballos. The second session will focus on Gold River, Holberg, Port Alice, Quatsino and Winter Harbour.

Phase 1 wrap-up session: what we learned

– Tuesday, April 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

An overview of what we learned about tsunami risk in your community during Phase 1 from tsunami inundation maps, magnitude maps, and current velocity maps.

– Online via the Zoom link –

– Phone 778-907-2071 / Meeting ID: 894 5587 5575

Phase 2 kick-off session: where are we going?

– Wednesday April 27 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

An overview of the additional work that will be carried out during phase 2.

– Online via the Zoom link –

– Phone 778-907-2071 / Meeting ID: 884 7329 0914

Phase 2 of this project will commence in Spring 2022 with funding provided by a private donor and will include: completion of high resolution modeling and risk mapping for the Mount Waddington Regional District and coastal areas of Gold River, including an assessment of associated risks; the design, purchase and installation of outdoor flood map panels to inform the public about tsunami risks in their area; production of a short film sharing the Indigenous story of the 1700 Cascadia Tsunami and first-hand experiences of the 1964 Alaska Tsunami, as well as an overview of the project; develop awareness through the delivery of a science education module on earthquakes and tsunamis “Waves of Knowledge” for K-12 students in communities in the study area and; development of an interactive “Story Map” on the Internet to interact with tsunami hazard data.

These virtual public meetings will not be recorded. For more information and to view all of the tsunami resources, videos and maps that were developed in Phase 1 of the Northwest Vancouver Island Tsunami Risk Assessments, please visit /tsunami-resources-maps.

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