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

August 9, 2023 at 12:08 pm  Politics, Provincial

KLEMTU – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says that people in Klemtu 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.

“Emergency planning requires constant upgrading and improving as we learn better ways to prepare,” says Jennifer Rice, MLA for the North Coast. “Remote communities require careful, thoughtful planning and this funding will help ensure that people have the information they need to stay safe.”

The Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation in Klemtu is receiving $30,000 in funding for their Evacuation Route and Notification Plan project.

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.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29348

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