EOC Update: Similkameen River, donations, and large item removal

News Article

Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:30 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is advising residents to be aware of potential flooding. Based on available information, including weather advisories, areas prone to flooding may flood again as the weather changes.

The RDOS EOC is working with the Town of Princeton EOC to provide support. For the latest updates, please visit https://princeton.ca.

Evacuation Alert issued for a specified area along the Similkameen River in Electoral Area H
An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the RDOS due to the potential danger to life, health, and property damage, the RDOS has issued an Evacuation Alert for a specified are along the Similkameen River south east of Princeton in Electoral Area H.

An Evacuation Alert prepares residents to evacuate the area should an Evacuation Order be issued. As much advance notice as possible will be provided prior to an Evacuation Order, however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

Tulameen and Coalmont
Residents remaining in homes impacted by flooding are reminded to check in at the Tulameen and District Fire Hall. Crews continue to undertake repair work on Tulameen River Road and Coalmont Road, north of Otter Lake. Sand and sandbags are available at the Tulameen and District Fire Hall.

Manning Park, Eastgate and San Ang Way
Rapid Damage Assessment are being conducted in the area November 25, 2021.Sand and sandbags are available at the Eastgate Fire Hall and San Ang Way at the corner of Taylor Way, east of Princeton.

For a complete list of Sandbagging locations, please visit https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca.

Please continue to check on neighbours and report any concerns to the RDOS EOC.
In the case of an emergency or danger to life and safety, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Emergency Support Services (ESS)
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 24-48 hours.

Large item removal
If you are disposing of appliances damaged by flooding, please ensure items inside (such as food in fridges), are removed and disposed of separately.

Donations and assistance
Please click here to donate to the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather appeal, call (toll-free) 1-800-418-1111, or text BCFLOODS to 30333.

Please click here to donate food or money to support the Princeton Food Bank.

To donate funds or supplies to Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT), please visit alertcanada.org or call 250-809-7152.

Be aware of scams when making donations. Please make donations to recognized local or national charities only such as the Canadian Red Cross.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA)
Visit Disaster Financial Assistance webpage for more info. Please see the DFA Q&A for further information

Contact Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) www.ibc.ca or call 1-844-227-5422.

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

Please be proactive during the transition by regularly checking www.rdos.bc.ca for updates, and tune in to local news sources. In the event an Evacuation Order is issued, the notice is provided by authorities going door to door.

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

For more information, please visit https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community

Please note: CivicReady will cease to provide routine and emergency notifications effective November 28, 2021. If you previously subscribed to CivicReady notifications, you will be migrated to the new Voyent Alert! system beginning December 2021.

For further information, please call the EOC during regular business hours Monday to

Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

www.rdos.bc.ca  | https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca

Issued by EOC Director