EOC Update: regional overview

News Article

Monday, December 6, 2021 12:30 pm

In the wake of challenging weather, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is advising residents to be aware of the potential for hazardous road conditions.  

Technical Safety BC - Flood Safety Protocols
The province is beginning to recover from the storms and floods that ravaged so many communities. If you are carrying out repairs in an area affected by flooding, you should take precautions to minimize risks and impact to boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration systems. Asset owners that have had equipment rooms affected by flooding have been asked to contact a Technical Safety BC licensed boiler or refrigeration contractor to assess equipment prior to re-energization. BPVRSupport@technicalsafetybc.ca.

Tulameen Resiliency Centre
The resiliency centre on December 4 at the Tulameen Community Centre was well attended. A big thank you to the Tulameen Fire Chief (Jody Woodford), volunteer fire fighters and all volunteers who supported in hosting and communicating the event.

The resiliency centre will be once again available to support residents and property owners on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Tulameen Community Centre. This includes making connections and obtaining information from Emergency Support Services (ESS), Canadian Red Cross and Disaster Financial Assistance, and other supports will be confirmed in a future update.

Evacuation Alerts and Orders
For the latest information on Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please visit https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/

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.

Permanent residents who have been impacted and are unable to return home due to damage may continue to be supported by Emergency Support Services Program (ESS). For any questions,  please contact ESS at 250-486-1890. 

Residents impacted by flooding are also encouraged to identify other needs within the community.

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 no longer 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