Surviving the ‘human liquidizer’: Getting ready for a tsunami strike on the West Coast

After a tsunami warning along the B.C. coast recently, alarmed residents are taking steps to avoid ending up in what one expert called “a human liquidizer.”

The warning was triggered by an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska on Jan. 23, with sirens in towns like Tofino and Port Alberni jolting people awake in the early hours of the morning.

In other communities on Vancouver Island, many people slept right through the text alerts on their muted phones.

“A lot of people slept through the whole thing,” said Gregor Craigie, host of CBC’s On The Island, “And that sparked a lot more at

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