EOC Update: Regional Overview Dec 2, 2021 10:45 amNews Article
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 public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period. Many bridges, highways, roads and dykes are compromised, washed out or highly stressed. Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Do not use backcountry or Forest Service Roads, they may be eroded and their stability cannot be guaranteed. If you must travel, check drivebc.ca for the latest updates.
Evacuation Alerts and Orders
Additional Evacuation Alerts and Orders were issued on December 1, 2021. The table below provides the total number of homes on alert and order since November 14, 2021 (current as of December 2, 2021 10:45 am).
Electoral Area B
Electoral Area G
Electoral Area H
Check whether your property is on alert or order by typing your address in the search bar of the interactive map available at https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/interactive-map
Note: these numbers do not include properties within the Village of Keremeos.
Emergency Support Services
If your property is under Evacuation Order or Alert due to flooding, please register with the Evacuee Registration and Assistance (ERA) tool online at ess.gov.bc.ca or call 1-833-498-3770.
Canadian Red Cross
Financial assistance will be provided by the Red Cross (www.redcross.ca) people whose primary residences have been placed on evacuation order due to the flooding and extreme weather event that occurred November 14-16, 2021. Eligible households will receive $2,000. Red Cross walk-in support:
Princeton and District Community Skills Centre
Open from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily
Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
Open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
People who were impacted by the floods and extreme weather can also register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Get the Groceries You Need, But Don’t Panic Buy
Everyone needs access to safe and nutritious food. When grocery shopping, focus on buying the food items you, your family or families you may be buying for will need for one week. This will help limit how often you need to grocery shop and make sure you and others have what you need to be healthy.
Flooding and your Health
Flooding can affect your health and safety in a number of ways. You may be required to evacuate if flooding is close to your home.
Please visit the RDOS EOC website for resource links and information updates: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/resources/
Issued by EOC Director