EOC Update: regional overview | mental health and wellness

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Friday, December 10, 2021 4:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) continues to work with local and provincial partners, Indigenous communities, and volunteers to support recovery efforts across the region. 

EOC video update Friday, December 10, 2021 12:00 pm
Watch the recording on the RDOS YouTube Channel. Updates from Interior Health, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC).

Mental Health and Wellness
Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority that provides emergency management leadership and support to the health authorities of BC.

BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (no area code) Free and available 24 hours a day. 

River Forecast Centre High Streamflow Advisory: Tulameen River ISSUED: December 10, 2021 12:00 pm
River levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible. The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period. 

Tulameen Resiliency Centre
The resiliency centre will be open Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Tulameen Community Centre (2595 Otter Ave, Tulmameen). Resource information will be available to support immediate health and recovery needs, including Emergency Support Services (ESS), Canadian Red Cross, Disaster Financial Assistance, and non-governmental organizations able to assist with direct recovery of residential properties. 

Sunday – recovery support: Building officials and restoration specialists will be available to assist with tips and information to assist with property remediation. Permanent residents who are unable to return home due to flooding damage may continue to be supported by the ESS program.

Emergency Support Services: ess.gov.bc.ca | 250-486-1890

Canadian Red Cross: The first step to access this financial assistance is to register online: https://registration.redcross.ca or by telephone: 1-800-863-6582 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm.)

Visit Disaster Financial Assistancefor evacuee guidance.Phone: 1-888-257-4777(toll-free)

Evacuation Alerts and Orders
If you are unsure whether your property is on Evacuation Alert or Order, use the interactive map and type your address in the search bar.

Voyent Alert! now activated
Once you’ve registered, you are automatically signed up for emergency notifications.

Get the Voyent Alert! app at the App Store or Google Play. For email, text or phone registration get started here: https://register.voyent-alert.com/ca/community/#registration 

For further information, please call the EOC Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm: 250-490-4225

Issued by EOC Director

Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) mental health and wellness links

Counselling Flyer and Crisis Lines

Poster Talking Helps 310 Line