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Post 30 - Birch Bay Windstorm and Flooding - December 2018
Posted on Friday December 21, 2018



The time to prepare is NOW – once the Disaster STRIKES it will be too late.  Your family is counting on you! 

By Jackie Kloosterboer – Speaker, Trainer, 

Author – My Earthquake Preparedness Guide 





Earthquakes have been my area of expertise for over 20 years – teaching people like you  how to prepare your family and pets, how to better survive an earthquake or whatever disaster comes your way.

Yesterday this message was once again confirmed.  If you, your family and pets are ready for an Earthquake you will be ready for whatever disaster comes your way.

Birch Bay, like many coastal communities in BC and Washington State were ravaged with  massive windstorms that caused widespread damage  - flooding, trees down, extensive power outages to name a few.  Birch Bay a small community was hit hard. Windows were blown out of restaurants, the main road was closed due to damage and covered in logs from the beach, trees were down closing other roads - making access to homes difficult.


As I was standing there watching the waves crash against the main street it really brought home the importance of being prepared. Unlike many families, we were able to access our place in Birch Bay, there was a bit of a detour,  but at least we could.

Its also interesting the reaction people have to disaster events. A common phrase I hear teaching Earthquake Preparedness Sessions is it will never happen hear. Everyone I spoke to uttered the same phrase -  I can't believe it, I have never seen anything like it.  Wow - what are we going to do?  People and residents were in shock watching these waves devour their comminity, thier homes and livelihoods.


The Key Message is the same - Disaster can Happen and they Do Happen.  What are you going to do to get you, your family and pets ready for a disaster.  It could be an earthquake, it could be a flood or fire. We don't know - but what we do know is those who are prepared will better survive whatever disaster comes their way.  


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As Always BE PREPARED - NOT SCARED!

Jackie Kloosterboer - BIO
Jackie Kloosterboer has been leading the way in earthquake preparedness for 2 decades presenting more than 100 Earthquake Preparedness workshops each year to a variety of groups and businesses. She is often interviewed by media outlets across Canada as she promotes the importance of earthquake and disaster preparedness.

As an Emergency Preparedness Specialist and an Instructor with the Justice Institute of BC Jackie travels across Canada teaching people how to respond to disasters to help those who have been displaced. Throughout British Columbia Jackie has taken on leadership roles assisting those who have been impacted by disaster.

Contact Jackie to speak at your next group or business event to help you, your family, your staff and pets get prepared for earthquakes or whatever disaster comes your way. Jackie will lead you through the necessary steps helping you identify what is important to you and your family or business.  

To reach Jackie with any questions or to book her for your next event contact her at jackie@survive-it.ca or call (604) 355-2414.

Jackie is available for:
  • Earthquake Preparedness Workshops
  • Preparedness Plans
  • In-Home Walk-Throughs
  • Preparedness Kits
  • Media Interviews

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Post 29 Earthquake - OMG What do I do if I am not home? What will my Family do?
Posted on Friday November 30, 2018


Answers to your Earthquake Preparedness Questions



The time to prepare is NOW – once the Earthquake STRIKES it will be too late.  Your family is counting on you! 

By Jackie Kloosterboer – Speaker, Trainer, 

Author – My Earthquake Preparedness Guide 





The 7.0 earthquake today in Anchorage  Alaska sure got me thinking. Based on the activity on Facebook and Twitter I think it has a lot of people thinking.  But what are they thinking about.....what are you thinking about?  I hope you are asking the questions I asked myself today.

Right now I am on the road and I am a lot closer to Anchorage than I am when I am in Vancouver.  I have been teaching Emergency Social Services Volunteers how to open a Reception Centre in the event of an emergency or disaster in Prince George.  

When I got the news of the Earthquake it really got me thinking about my family and I took a couple of minutes to answer the following questions.  I hope you have answers to these questions because your family is counting on you!
  • what if this earthquake had been in Vancouver and I am not home what would my family do?  
  • What if I couldn't get home - what if the airport was closed to due to the Earthquake how would my family survive without me?  

I quickly check off the answers which are incorporated in my family Earthquake Plan, I take a deep breath and relax.  I am prepared, my family is prepared and we have thought this through on many occasions.  What about you - what would you do if you were on the road and your family was home alone facing an earthquake?

I encourage you to take this seriously, let this be your wake-up call and make sure you your family and pets are prepared.  There are a number of steps you can take to get prepared.


  1. Book a Survive-It Workshop!
  2. Check with your Community as many offer Earthquake Preparedness Sessions
  3. Go and purchase an Earthquake Kit  or put one together yourself.  Visit my website for a list of items that you need to store.
  4. Identify how you and your family would connect if phone lines were down.
  5. Practice what to do when the ground starts moving.
  6. Order a copy of my book My Earthquake Preparedness Guide which will take you step by step through the process on how to prepare your family and pets.  www.survive-it.ca

You have many options to get prepared - but you have to TAKE ACTION.  Thinking about it is not good enough. Make a promise to your family that this weekend you will take the first step to getting prepared.

The time to do it is now.  Once the earthquake strikes it will be too late.....and how will you explain that to your family.

Have questions – don’t hesitate to ask. Until next time – Stay safe and make sure you, your family and pets are prepared for earthquakes or any disaster that may come your way.
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As Always BE PREPARED - NOT SCARED!

Jackie Kloosterboer - BIO
Jackie Kloosterboer has been leading the way in earthquake preparedness for 2 decades presenting more than 100 Earthquake Preparedness workshops each year to a variety of groups and businesses. She is often interviewed by media outlets across Canada as she promotes the importance of earthquake and disaster preparedness.

As an Emergency Preparedness Specialist and an Instructor with the Justice Institute of BC Jackie travels across Canada teaching people how to respond to disasters to help those who have been displaced. Throughout British Columbia Jackie has taken on leadership roles assisting those who have been impacted by disaster.

Contact Jackie to speak at your next group or business event to help you, your family, your staff and pets get prepared for earthquakes or whatever disaster comes your way. Jackie will lead you through the necessary steps helping you identify what is important to you and your family or business.  

To reach Jackie with any questions or to book her for your next event contact her at jackie@survive-it.ca or call (604) 355-2414.

Jackie is available for:
  • Earthquake Preparedness Workshops
  • Preparedness Plans
  • In-Home Walk-Throughs
  • Preparedness Kits
  • Media Interviews


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Facing an Earthquake or Disaster you, your family and pets MUST be prepared.  You don't want to be asking - What will we do?  Where will we go? What will we have to Survive-It? Getting prepared is not difficult.  

 

Book Jackie to speak to your business or group and she will lead you through the necessary steps so you, your family and pets will be ready when the "Big One" strikes whether you are home or at work.  Failing to plan is planning to fail.

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