Emergency Kits and Grab-and-go Bags
Following a disaster, you may need to stay at home with your emergency kit or evacuate immediately with your grab-and-go bags. Local emergency resources will quickly become depleted, so you must be prepared to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours.
20 Meters in 20 Minutes
The District of Ucluelet established the slogan “20 Meters in 20 Minutes”. The purpose of the this is to stress the importance that after the shaking of an earthquake stops, you will have approximately 20 minutes to evacuate to high ground prior to the arrival of the first tsunami waves. 20 meters is the recommended height above sea level that you should go.
If you are already above the 20-meter mark, there is generally no need to go anywhere.
Read PreparedBC’s earthquake and Tsunami Guide, for more information on earthquake and tsunami preparedness,
If the District of Ucluelet directs you to evacuate, take your grab-and-go-bag and immediately head to the nearest Community Assembly Area and stay there. District Staff will then provide you with information as it becomes available.
The 3 Community Assembly Areas in Ucluelet are:
- Tugwell Field – Raven Parking Lot
- Ucluelet Secondary School Field, and
- Coast Guard Rd. – Whale Parking Lot
Emergency Management BC https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-management-bc
Coast Smart http://coastsmart.ca/
The Great BC ShakeOut https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/
National Tsunami Warning Centre https://ntwc.ncep.noaa.gov/
BC Centre for Disease Control http://www.bccdc.ca/
Island Health https://www.islandhealth.ca/
Public Safety Canada https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/
BC Hydro Power Outages https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/power-outages.html
Drive BC https://www.drivebc.ca