NDP MLA says people in Metchosin will be kept safer with stronger emergency evacuation and public notification planning

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METCHOSIN – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean says that people in Metchosin will be kept safer in emergency situations thanks to provincial funding to help local governments and First Nations strengthen their plans for emergency evacuation and public notification planning.

“The better prepared our communities are for disasters, the more people can be kept safe,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “By helping fund communities to improve their public notification and evacuation processes, we’re supporting community safety ahead of such events.”

The District of Metchosin is receiving $30,000 in funding for public notification planning.

In total, over $800,000 is being provided to communities across B.C. to support this work to improve emergency evacuation route and public notification plans. Over $164 million has been provided to local governments and First Nations through the Climate Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) for over 1,500 projects to help communities become more climate resilient. This work also supports the Province’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy, which outlines a broad range of actions for 2022-2025 to address climate impacts and build resilience across B.C.


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