Statement from Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth:
“A tsunami warning on the Coast of B.C. has now been cancelled.
“Overnight, several communities along the coast activated their emergency plans and evacuated those at risk.
“Emergency Management BC activated the Provincial Emergency Co-ordination Centre, and five provincial regional operations centers. The agency also supported local governments to evacuate residents. Although the tsunami warning was eventually suspended, this event demonstrates that coast warning systems do work.
“Please do NOT call 911 for information on the tsunami in B.C. – only call 911 when a life is at stake. It is important these lines are freed-up for those in immediate need.
“In the event of a future tsunami warning, stay calm, stay safe; listen to your local officials and head to higher ground.”
Jordan TurnerCommunications Manager