Posts Tagged ‘ EmergencyManagementBC ’

Emergency Signs on BC Highways and What they Mean

We have an extensive inventory of signs in use along our highways – many of which you are familiar with. But let’s take a minute to highlight some of our emergency signs – signs which you might not see very often (or which you might notice, but not be familiar with the significance of), that could indicate a potential emergency situation for you while driving. For example, Road Flooded, Washout and Forest Fire signs let you know exactly what...

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Emergency “What If” Scenario: Are Highways Prepared for Earthquakes?

British Columbia is located within the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is an area around the Pacific Ocean that experiences a high number of earthquakes. As much as we’d like to, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure can’t stop a major earthquake from happening, but we can prepare to reduce its impact on motorists by arming our structures with early warning sensors. Have you ever heard of a primary wave? No, it’s not coveted by surfers in Tofino. The...

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Drive Flood Smart: Find Higher Ground or Turn Around

Drive smart during a flood

If you’re Flood Smart you also drive smart – or you don’t drive at all. During a flooding situation, road closures can take place across B.C. and driving your vehicle can become increasingly hazardous. DriveBC’s safety partner, Emergency Management BC, wants to remind British Columbians of these important points before getting into their vehicles: Plan & Monitor: Know the risks before getting into your vehicle. Monitor your local radio stations, TV, local government websites, and DriveBC’s road closure and...

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