Local Government Profile
Hazard and vulnerability profile
The District of Oak Bay rests within a zone of medium to high amplification of ground motion hazard
if an earthquake were to hit the area. Several key buildings including the municipal hall; police, fire,
Monterey Recreation Centre and public works yard are located within this zone. Most of these
buildings are lacking the reinforcement required to sustain the impact of an earthquake.
Additionally, the demographic makeup of the community shows an aging population which is at-risk
sector in disaster and emergency situations. Many of these residents reside in older homes which
may not meet the seismic upgrades requirements to withstand even a moderate earthquake.
Disaster Risk Reduction Activities
To see the progress of the District of Oak Bay on meeting the Ten Essential, you can learn more about their initiative on each essential in the documentations attached.
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