EOC Update: Avoid fast-moving water | flood recovery

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is reminding residents and visitors about the dangers of fast-moving water. Please be aware of fallen or unstable trees and utility poles, damaged gas and power lines, and water and sewage contamination. Please avoid all unnecessary travel. If you must leave your current location, check drivebc.ca for the latest updates.

Clean-up after a flood
Know the hazards and when it is safe to return home. Visit HealthLinkBC for important links and information. 

Recovering after a flood
Returning home after widespread flooding can be overwhelming. Use caution and take it one step at a time. Visit the Province of BC website for important links and information.

The RDOS EOC is actively working to assess flooded communities across the region and to ensure the safety of people impacted by widespread flooding.

Emergency Support Services
If your property is under Evacuation Order or Alert due to flooding, please register with the Evacuee Registration and Assistance (ERA) tool ess.gov.bc.ca or call 1-833-498-3770.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA)
The Province of BC has approved DFA for the interior. DFA Q&A information.

DFA may not be available in certain circumstances including, but not limited to:

  •  If flood insurance was reasonably and readily available to a property owner.
  •  Dwellings such as vacation homes and property other than a principal dwelling.

Visit http://emergency.rdos.bc.ca for helpful links and information, or call the EOC: 250-490-4225

Click the interactive map for current information including Evacuation Orders and Alerts.  

For further information, please call the EOC during regular business hours Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

Issued by EOC Director