B.C. communities get $1.5 million in funding for evacuation route planning

60 communities will receive up to $25,000

Harrison Mooney Vancouver Sun February 26, 2019

B.C.’s Ministry of Public Safety has approved approximately $1.5 million in funding for evacuation route planning to 60 local and regional governments and First Nations communities. Each of the communities and governments will be receiving up to $25,000 each through the province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, bringing the total granted successful applicants all over the province to more than $17 million since September 2017. That’s just over halfway to the $33.5-million allocated by the government to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters. “We can’t predict exactly when a disaster may hit, but we can help our partners prepare so that if people have to be evacuated, they’re doing so in the safest, best way possible,” said Solicitor General Mike Farnworth.

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