EOC Update: regional overviewNews Article
Monday, November 22, 2021 10:30 am
Evacuation Alerts and Orders remain in place within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). Use the interactive map to confirm whether your property is under Evacuation Alert or Order by typing your address into the search bar: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca.
The RDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to work with Electoral Areas, Indigenous communities, member municipalities, fire departments, and community partners to ensure the safety of residents, provide the necessary supplies, and assist with recovery efforts.
The Province is advising that drinking-water wells in flooded areas of B.C. may be at risk of contamination. If you get water from a permitted community drinking-water supply system, the water supplier will provide information on the safety of the water. If you own or are responsible for a private drinking-water well that has been affected by flooding, you need to assess the well and take action to protect the people who use water from the well.
The following Health Authority resources will help assess and take appropriate action to ensure safe water, please visit Information on drinking-water wells in flooded areas of B.C. | BC Gov New
The RDOS and BC Wildfire Service are currently conducting rapid damage assessments of impacted areas.
Emergency Support Services
If your property is under Evacuation Alert or Order due to flooding, self-register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at ess.gov.bc.ca to report that you have safely left the area or call 1-833-498-3770.
By registering, you will be eligible for emergency shelter and food if you have not made other arrangements.
Please be advised, ESS is working toward contacting individuals within 24-48hrs.
Agriculture and Livestock assistance
Livestock relocation assistance is available to producers impacted by flooding. Please contact the EOC for information about agricultural support. Please visit https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/resources or call 250-490-4225.
Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA)
See the Disaster Financial Assistance webpage for more info.
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) www.ibc.ca or call 1-844-227-5422.
Donations and Assistance
If you would like to donate funds or supplies for evacuees, please email email@example.com or call the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-418-1111.
Effective Monday, November 22, 2021 Recycle BC is suspending the collection of all glass and foam packaging (white and coloured) until further notice from Recycle BC Depots, including Campbell Mountain Landfill, Oliver Landfill and Keremeos Transfer Station. The suspension is due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting highway closures across British Columbia.
For further information, please call the EOC during regular business hours Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
EOC Update: regional overview Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:30 am
Issued by EOC Director