EOC Update: Evacuation ALERT for Electoral Area H (Garrison Lake wildfire) August 3, 2021 11:00 amNews Article
Pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation ALERT has been issued by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) due to the Garrison Lake wildfire (K62088).
The Evacuation Alert is in effect for the range area between the communities of Kennedy Lake and Eastgate.
An Evacuation Alert prepares residents to evacuate the area should an Evacuation Order be issued.
Proactive measures to prepare for an Evacuation Order are strongly advised. Information on responsibility during an alert are included in this notice.
- All evacuees should register online with the Emergency Support Services (ESS) Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool even if you do not require referrals such as housing or other services: ess.gov.bc.ca
- Due to a shortage of hotel accommodations, please consider making arrangements to stay with family or friends if possible. Take pets with you if you can.
- For ESS information, please call: 250-486-1890
- If you have pets or livestock that need to be cared for and billeted, please contact Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) for support: 250-809-7152
- Visit the RDOS EOC website for resource links and information updates: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/resources/
Please note, important information is listed below for commercial owners relocating their livestock and anyone providing shelter or transport for relocated livestock.