HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii tsunami warning that spurred coastal evacuations statewide was downgraded to a tsunami advisory early Sunday, ending the threat of serious damage less than three hours after the first waves hit the islands.
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Get your car ready for winter driving conditions by:
- Make sure your tires are in good shape and are rated for the conditions. Check your spare tire too.
- Carry chains where required by law. Learn how to install the chains properly before you need them.
- Have all belts, hoses, brakes, and steering components checked by a licensed mechanic.
- Change your wind-shield wipers.
- Top up all fluids to the proper levels. Carry extra wind-shield fluid.
- Check your safety kit for blankets, water, food, extra medication, first aid supplies, and road markers
Keep care of yourself by:
- Not driving when sleepy, or under the influence.
- Not driving in poor conditions when it is not necessary.
- Planning your trip carefully and sharing your route with friends and family.
- NOT TEXTING or TALKING on a cell phone. Pull over safely when using a phone.
Learn more about road safety at the RCMP Road Safety Tips page.
If your are travelling in B.C. be sure to follow https://twitter.com/DriveBC & https://twitter.com/wxnetwork_BC for current conditions.
Check out the BC Highway Cameras at http://www.drivebc.ca/ and plan your route accordingly.
The Canadian Red Cross recently learned that 64 percent of us use social media. So, what are the expectations in an emergency…. go to http://redcrosstalks.wordpress.com and get all the information. Some of the results are definitely cause for concern.
“Comox is the third busiest marine traffic centre across Canada handling an average of 900 marine incidents and emergencies per year (behind only Victoria and Halifax). In total, the five west coast centres handle 60% of all marine incidents and traffic movements in Canada.”
To learn more about Cape Lazo and the Canadian Coast Guard please visit:http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS_final.php
[important]Salmon, Lynn (2012) Comox Coast Guard Radio – Over One Hundred Years of History. Nauticapedia.ca 2012. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS.php Updated August 8th,2012[/important]