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Evacuation Alerts and Orders – What To Do?
You must leave the area immediately.
Close and lock all windows and doors.
Shut off gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
Do not lock gates.
Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and Keys) only if they are immediately available.
Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
Do not use more vehicles than necessary, to help reduce congestion.
Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.
Upon notification of an ALERT, you should be prepared for the evacuation order by:
Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a meeting site (such as a Reception Centre) outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be issued while separated.
Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), cell phone charger, immediate care needs for dependents and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.). Have these items readily available for quick departure.
Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.
Preparing to move pets and livestock to a safe area.
Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an Evacuation Order. If you need transportation assistance from the area please call: 250-490-4225. The RDOS Emergency Support Services (ESS) number is: 250-486-1890.
Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an Evacuation Order, Reception Centres will be opened if required.
Monitoring news sources for information on Evacuation Orders and locations of Reception Centres.