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B.C. municipal leaders gather in Vancouver

09/15/2013 08:51 EDT | Updated 11/15/2013 05:12 EST
About 2,000 civic leaders from across the province are in Vancouver today for their annual Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention.

With 150 resolutions on the table, leaders will be discussing a range of issues facing their towns and cities.

A dozen resolutions are being put forward regarding earthquakes, rain and flooding.

Carrie Powell-Davidson, a councillor with the city of Parksville on Vancouver Island, will be presenting a resolution demanding better tsunami notification systems.

- New tsunami warning protocol rolled out in B.C.

Powell-Davidson lost contact with her daughter on North Vancouver Island after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Haida Gwaii in October of last year.

After the quake struck, emergency officials in B.C. did not issue any sort of tsunami alert or advisory for 51 minutes, leaving many if the province’s civic leaders wondering what they were supposed to do.

“And her phones went dead and I couldn't reach her and I didn't know what was going on and I couldn't find any information and our emergency staff didn't know either,” Powell-Davidson told CBC News.

“You know we need to get that a lot quicker.”

A similar demand is also being presented by leaders from the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.

After the quake, the B.C. government upgraded its tsunami warning plans. But some critics say more needs to be done.

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