City of Vancouver Community Disaster Support Hubs

The City of Vancouver is developing Community Disaster Support Hubs with a plan to install the across the city by the fall of 2015

For more information on how you can prepare yourself,
please visit the City’s emergency management website,
and http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/public-safety.aspx

Notes from Talk Vancouver:

” Vancouver is at risk of experiencing a major earthquake. As part of Vancouver’s emergency preparedness, the City is developing Community Disaster Support Hubs to serve as locations where:

• Individuals, families, and community organizations can self-organize following a disaster, and
• The City and partner agencies may provide a “one stop shop” for response and recovery information and services based on community needs following a disaster.

The intent is to create a gathering location where residents can immediately come together and support each other following a major disaster without the need for city employees staffing each location. Following the initial response, the Community Disaster Support Hub may expand to include the delivery of response and recovery service from the City and partner agencies.”

The Talk Vancouver Team would like to get your feedback on the City’s initiative to create Community Disaster Support Hubs!    “In this questionnaire, we’d like to hear your opinion on the concept of Community Disaster Support Hubs – places where individuals, families and community organizations can self-organize following a disaster. We would also like to get your feedback on four initial design concepts that have been created to mark the location of these Hubs. Your feedback will help the City refine the design concepts.  This questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.”

The questionnaire will be open until Tuesday, May 19, 2015. You can join the conversation by first visiting the Talk Vancouver membership page to become a
and once you have completed the membership form they will send you the questionnaire. The City of Vancouver is targeting the fall of 2015 to have these Community Disaster Support Hubs installed across the city.

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