Natural disasters can happen and being prepared for such emergencies is vital. — File photo

Website created for emergency preparedness in Parksville, Qualicum Beach

Site is mobile-friendly

To help individuals and families be prepared, the City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach recently launched the new Emergency Management Oceanside website. It is dedicated to providing emergency preparedness related information and resources.

Emergency Management Oceanside recognizes emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere and the best defence is to be prepared. Residents play an important role in emergency preparedness complementing the emergency management programs now available in the Oceanside region. The site, www.emergencyoceanside.ca is mobile friendly with an easy to navigate menu.

This website provides detailed information on how you can prepare for emergencies including what you should do before, during and after an emergency. As well, the site includes information on upcoming preparedness events and how residents can become involved. Over the coming months, new content and updates will be added.

The emergency programs for the city and town work in unison to provide large scale emergency support and disaster service to residents of the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

EMO provides professional 24/7 emergency support and has the capacity to develop and undertake preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery planning.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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