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During a tsunami advisory or warning, like those issued early Saturday morning, we in BC hear about various zones. But many were confused about what zone they actually live in.
"Those zones are based on the provincial, or the Emergency Management BC notification areas, so they're really zones designed that they can inform the emergency management community and the public on what zones are at risk from any given tsunami warning," explains Daniel Stevens, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Vancouver.
The Lower Mainland for instance is in Zone "E".
Stevens says Emergency Management BC has a website that has a map with all the zones.
You can find that website here.
Stevens says people should know the area they're in, and what the risks are.