There is no doubt about it, we have a long way to go in getting ourselves prepared for “The Big One”, but the Great British Columbia Shakeout earthquake exercise set for tomorrow is aimed at raising awareness on that.

Local Provincial Emergency Program Coordinator Mike Fornier.

Fornier says despite holding countless emergency preparation workshops, which are generally poorly attended, we are far from prepared for a major quake.

Valley residents are urged to Drop, Cover and Hold, during the quake exercise on Thursday, at 10:16 AM. Over 15-thousand Comox Valley residents have registered for the drill.