Most people have already heard that there was a 7.1 earthquake last night and a widespread tsunami warning/advisory. I have to question our provincial and municipal authorities because in Victoria there doesn't seem to be a warning system in place. I only found out we were under tsunami advisory after my dad who lived 120 kilometres away FaceTimed me & asked me if we were off to higher ground. There was no emergency broadcast over the tv, nothing, zilch, zip. Kind of disquieting if you ask me. Makes me wonder why we don't have any sirens? We live in an active tectonic area and a tsunami is a very real possibility. I turned to the twittersphere for info and got more info, but what happens if all the wifi and cellular is knocked out? I also listened to Cfax & they had lots of info which they are always reliable and dependable in times of crisis. I think though in the end the different levels of government need to do better to make everyone aware and I think a siren system would be something worthy to think about.
Today it was business as usual, but you always have that niggling fear after what happened last night. We actually enjoyed the waterfront today taking our puppy doggis for a walk, it was pretty crowded on the walkway, I guess everyone was tsunami watching.