The ferry crew will be putting out passes for both the 1 o'clock and 4 o'clock sailings. If there are ten or more passengers left at the end of the day, an additional sailing will be made, but passengers will be required to pay in advance, without possibility for refund.
After a brief search for information on what we might expect in our part of Cascadia (sheltered from the open ocean by Vancouver Island) I found this from the Cascadia Region Earthquake Working Group (which includes some British Columbia people, too). See their website CREW.org
> The Really Big One: An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. by Kathryn Schulz
This article does not exaggerate.
The risk of a major seismic event is significant, and we should be doing more to prepare. While we have reinforced our home (added a shear wall, extra supports, reinforcements, etc), the probability of buildings being rendered uninhabitable directly by the earthquake, or by subsequent fire(s), is significant. Coupled with the fact that we (as a community) will be on our own for weeks to months, unless we are prepared, we will suffer severely.
We have experienced a full 3 days with a Fire Hazard Rating of High. Tomorrow Monday July 20 will be the first day of Early Shift for those undertaking any High Risk Activities. Early Shift requires all high risk activities stop by 1 PM.