Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Exercise Coastal Response starts today!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 19 July 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing late this evening. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 29. Sunday night: Clear. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 26. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.4° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 5 km/h
    Humidity
    59 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.4° C
    Heat Index
    19.4° C
    Dewpoint
    11.2° C
    UV
    5.7
    Solar
    924 W/m2
    Last Updated: 12:30:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.3 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    7.6 mm since
    July 18, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:53
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (92% full)
    Civil Set
    21:57
    Day Length
    13:25:32
    Day High
    19.4° C @ 12:10 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 08:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.77 kPa @ 00:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.8° C @ 02:50 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    19.4° C @ 12:10 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3km/h @ 09:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    937W/m2 @ 12:10 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.7 @ 12:24 Tdy.

Over the next four days you may hear anything from Tsunami sirens to Fire trucks, search and rescue aircraft to heavy machinery.

This is all in support of the million dollar full scall earthquake and tsunami simulation happening from June 7 to June 10.  Here is the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District message on their website:

Exercise Coastal Response will be a four day, full scale functional exercise in the Alberni Valley June 7-10.

It will be based on a magnitude 9.0 earthquake resulting from a rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of southwestern B.C. A tsunami is generated on the west coast of Vancouver Island minutes after the initial shock.

This exercise will be a mix of real-time activities and simulated situations involving certain functions, such as emergency operations, logistics, medical care, mass care, public information and operational communications. The ACRD will operate an Emergency Operations Centre for the four days.

There will be no disruption to services throughout the event.

“Surviving a Disaster is Everyone’s Business”

The government of BC is coordinating the operations with multiple stakeholders including the States of Washington and Oregon as they run through a sister exercise at the same time.

The exercise includes CFB Esquimalt navy base as well.

Stay tuned!

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