Hundreds of aftershocks hit British Columbia including a 6.4-magnitude tremor Sunday, October 28th, 2012 following one of the strongest earthquakes to the area in over 60 years.
The province’s coastline was walloped with a 7.7-magnitude earthquake just after 8 p.m. PST Saturday, October 29th. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at a depth of 17 kilometres centred 139 km south of Masset in the Haida Gwaii region. So are you prepared for “The Big One?”
Most people that live in earthquake proned areas have an emergency kit handy to survive on their own for up to 72 hours post disaster, but almost everyone I’ve spoken to over the last 10 years about earthquakes have no idea that windows account for over 50% of serious injuries or death during and after a large seismic event.
Earthquake Safety Window Film can prevent these types of personal injuries and property damage saving not just lives but potentially millions of dollars in insurance claims. These types of safety films offer more than just earthquake protection, they also eliminate 99% of damaging UV rays and can reduce up to 78% of the solar heat and glare year round. What a great way to reduce energy costs!
People need to understand that preparing for the big one is more than just a post disaster survival kit.
Securing both interior and exterior glazing in our homes and businesses is something that needs to become a standard for us that live on the west coast of Canada.
Call us today for more information and get your quote today before it’s too late!