“A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken the north-central coast of British Columbia in the Haida Gwaii area. The quake was felt across a wide area …… a tsunami warning has been issued.” That was all we knew on the evening of October 27th and while any earthquake can cause significant damage, they also can produce Tsunami’s that can devastate regions. An earthquake rated at 7.7 is certainly capable of generating a Tsunami, and while an advisory was given, thankfully nothing happened here in Birch Bay.
But it does not mean that one will not ever happen, and since we do live and work in a low-lying coastal area, we do need to be prepared for all natural disasters. And you can learn about the threats we face, and how you can prepare by coming to the November Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon when we will have a presentation by the American Red Cross when they present their project “Be Red Cross Ready” which is an outreach program for emergency preparedness information for county residents and businesses.
This month’s meeting will be held November 20th, at in the Via Birch Bay Cafe, 7829 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay. Via Birch Bay Cafe has just joined the Chamber and this will be our first luncheon so come on out and meet the staff at Via Birch Bay Cafe and learn about how you can protect your home and business. Remember, networking begins at 11:30 AM, the business meeting starts at 12:00, and our speaker will start between 12:20 and 12:30.