EOC Update: Flooding in Electoral Area H

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Sunday, November 14, 2021 11:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is activated due to flooding in the Tulameen area in Electoral Area H.

Click here to view the Evacuation Order.

Residents and visitors are advised to be aware of unsafe debris and to stay clear of floodwaters.

Please be on alert and prepare your family in the event additional Evacuation Orders or Alerts are issued. Having emergency plans in place in the event of any emergency is extremely beneficial. Pre-planning to ensure the needs of all family members are considered is key.

Taking steps to reduce potential damage to your home or property from the impacts of flooding or other events will take away some of the stress. In addition, this is also the time to make plans to safely evacuate pets or livestock from your property.

Please visit the RDOS EOC website for information updates, resource links, and preparedness tips.

Sand and sandbags are available at the Tulameen and District Fire Hall. You can also find updated sand and sandbagging locations, as well as an informational video at: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca

Please see the links below for current information about flooding conditions in the region.

Current snowpack conditions and water supply: River Forecast Centre

Active provincial advisories and flood-related information: EmergencyInfoBC

Twitter: @EmergencyInfoBC

Preparing for floods: PreparedBC

Twitter: @PreparedBC

 Definitions You Should Know:

  • Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.

Local Police or RCMP enforce Evacuation Orders.

  • Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice.

If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a Voluntary Evacuation.

  • Evacuation Rescind: All is currently safe and you can return home.

Be prepared for other possible Evacuation Alerts or Orders.

  • Flood Warning: River levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently.

Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers is expected.

  • Flood Watch: River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.

Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

  • High Streamflow Advisory: River levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly.

No major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Follow the RDOS EOC on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RegionalDistrictOfOkanaganSimilkameen/

Twitter: @EmergMgtRDOS

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