British Columbia’s Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) placed the North Coast and Haida Gwaii under a Tsunami advisory late Thursday night and remains so into Friday afternoon. An earthquake that measured 8.9 on the Richtor scale rocked the east coast of Japan on Thursday, and sent tsunamis across the Pacific Ocean towards North America. No gigantic wave is expected to hit the North Coast or Haida Gwaii however, and residents are not being asked to move to higher ground.
little late posting me thinks. but i feel for everyone in japan hope they get thru it
Well not wanting to scoop the Northern View or any other media outlet locally, but according to 1130 CKWX the advisory has been lifted
All in all, locally it would seem that htmf had the most information on the event in a timely manner.
Local media providers may want to look a little more closely at how they get the info out, and the city, well it was in the middle of the night, guess updating the city website (with a little bit of information or directions as to where to seek out information) in at the midst of potential natural disaster wasn’t worth a call out.
Story Updated: Provincial Emergency Program officially cancels tsunami advisory for B.C. coast at 7:15 P.M. on Friday evening.