Coastal Risks

qathet Regional District is studying coastal risks resulting from climate change to better understand the risks for public safety, infrastructure, environmental and economic values throughout the region.


Storm Surges

Storm surges can cause public safety concerns and property damage to low lying coastal areas.



Our region’s geography offers protection from the devastating tsunamis generated by earthquakes in distant areas of the Pacific. Our coastline is still vulnerable to strong waves and tides resulting from local seismic events. Remember if you are near the seashore and feel an earthquake, it is important to move to higher ground as soon as the shaking stops.