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Prizes to be Won While Hiking Victoria’s Tsunami Safe Zones – Vancouver Island Free Daily

The City of Victoria would rather see a social media flood than a Pacific Ocean flood.

Throughout Tsunami Preparedness Week, April 10-16, Victoria residents are encouraged to take photos of themselves in a Tsunami Safety Zone and post the photo on Twitter or Facebook. .

By tagging @PreparedBC and including the hashtag #HighGroundSelfie22, forward thinking citizens will be entered for a chance to win one of 47 prizes. Even more is up for grabs if you include #VictoriaHGH in your post.

The variety of scenarios that could lead to a tsunami in Victoria are multiple, according to a new statement from the city. It is important to know the location of tsunami risk areas and the closest safe zone to your home, workplace and school.

Most residents are within walking or biking distance of a tsunami-safe area. A full map of Victoria’s Tsunami Safety Zones can be found on the City Tsunami Safety Map.

“We live in a seismically active area and need to be prepared by knowing where our tsunami safety zones are. Fortunately, Victoria is fairly protected from even the worst tsunamis, so for many residents you can stay where you are and not be in danger, said Mayor Lisa Helps.

During an earthquake that makes it difficult to stand for a minute or more, the City of Victoria recommends moving to higher ground or inland as soon as it is safe to do so. In this case, do not wait for an official tsunami warning.

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