During natural disasters, or a powerful storm such as the one just before last Christmas, people can go for days without power, water or access to emergency services. (Kelvin Gawley photo)

Delta workshop will teach neighbours to be a team during emergencies

The City of Delta wants residents to know what to do in the first 72 hours of a calamitous event

After last month’s record setting windstorm, those who were caught off-guard and want to avoid a repeat can attend a preparedness workshop in February.

The City of Delta is hosting a neighbourhood emergency preparedness workshop where people can learn how to work together with their neighbours to better handle the first 72 hours of a calamitous event. The windstorm on Dec. 20 knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of British Columbians, many for days, leaving them without heat, hot water or a way to prepare meals.

The workshop will be held at Delta Community College and is comprised of six two-hour sessions starting Feb. 6 and ending March 13. The cost is $20 per person.

To register, go connect37.deltasd.bc.ca or call 604-940-5550 (course ID PC066). For more information on the city’s neighbourhood emergency preparedness program, visit delta.ca/services/public-safety/emergency-preparedness.

RELATED: Hundreds of calls flood City of Delta during December windstorm



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