Last December’s damaging windstorm is a good reason for residents to be more conscientous about emergency preparedness. (File photo by Warren Goulding)

Last December’s damaging windstorm is a good reason for residents to be more conscientous about emergency preparedness. (File photo by Warren Goulding)

Public meeting Thursday for emergency preparedness

Providing resources and connecting people with neighbours of primary importance

The Chemainus Emergency Preparedness Network is inviting Chemainus residents to attend a public meeting on Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m. at the Chemainus Legion Hall.

This hour-long meeting has been organized to provide resources and advice on how to connect with the people in neighbourhoods. The most immediate help following an emergency or a disaster, like a wind storm or earthquake, will come from family and neighbours.

“Connecting with them first, and working together to get prepared, will mean a better response and faster recovery,” contends the CEPN.

CEPN will help people to join forces with neighbours so everyone knows what to do, who to check on and what resources are available should an emergency or disaster happen.

“Prepared neighbourhoods are resilient neighbourhoods,” stressed the CEPN. “When you’re in it together, you’re stronger.”

People interested but unable to attend the meeting can send an email to: chemainus.emergency.prepare@gmail.com.

There will be another meeting on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Chemainus Legion.