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Poll: Three in four qathet region respondents are without an evacuation plan

With wildfires burning around the province and communities facing evacuation orders, qathet region residents can take steps to prepare for emergencies.
A wildfire destroyed most of Lytton [above] on June 30. A recent Peak poll asked qathet region residents if they are prepared if issues an evacuation notice.

The Peak polled 238 readers and asked the question: Do you have a preparedness plan in place if it becomes necessary to evacuate your home?

The poll ran from 7/13/2021 to 7/20/2021. Of the 238 votes, we can determine that 120 are from within the qathet region. The full results are as follows:

Yes 26.47 % total, 25.00 % local    
No 73.53 % total, 75.00 % local    
  Local   Total

In a recent interview with the Peak, qathet Regional District (qRD) manager of emergency services Ryan Thoms said the region is fortunate to have great emergency services, but in a major event, those resources will need to deal with the event and may not be available for individual responses.

This result provides for a 95% confidence level +/- 6.29% margin of error in the local community.

The Peak uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.