UPDATE, 2:44pm: Tsunami Advisory CANCELLED

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:44 p.m. – The Sooke Emergency Program advises that the Tsunami Advisory has been CANCELLED.

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – While we have passed the time of the expected rise in waters, the Sooke Emergency Program continues to monitor the situation. High tide is at 10:38 a.m. Please remain cautious around shorelines. At this time, the advisory remains in effect. 

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – The Sooke Emergency Program continues to monitor and advises of no indication of wave increase or sea rise from either Washington state or Port Renfrew at this time. The advisory remains in place.

Further updates will be provided as necessary.

Emergency Management BC Issues Tsunami Advisory for Notification: No significant inundation in Sooke expected

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 7:52 a.m.Tsunami Advisory is in effect for BC Notification Zones A, B, C, & D. District of Sooke is Zone D.

This is an advisory only. No significant inundation is expected, but low-lying areas & beaches may be at risk. Please stay off docks and away from beaches until an all-clear has been issued.

There is no need to evacuate waterfront homes.

This advisory is expected to be in place for several hours. Please stay away from the water until the “all clear” announcement has been made. Updates will be provided as necessary.

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