A disaster response simulation is happening in North Vancouver today

Nov 5 2019, 11:24 am

While the sight of emergency vehicles and personnel around North Vancouver’s Cates Park today may be a little off-putting to those in the area, there’s actually no reason to be alarmed, as it is all a part of a scheduled disaster response exercise being held by North Shore Emergency Management.

The scene is meant to simulate the fallout from a disaster, five to seven days after the fact, where “the supply chain is disrupted & the North Shore is running out of food, water & resources.”

The exercise deals with, among other things, how to “transport municipal staff, and deliver emergency supplies.”

Other elements of the simulated disaster scene include dealing with the fact that both the Lions Gate Bridge, and the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge are out of commission.

The training exercise is scheduled to run until the early afternoon.