EOC Update: regional overview | recovery after a flood

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:30 pm

The resiliency centre will be open Thursday, December 9, 2021, and Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Tulameen Community Centre.

Resource information will be available to support immediate health and recovery needs, including Emergency Support Services (ESS), Canadian Red Cross, and Disaster Financial Assistance.

Thursday – health support: nurse practitioner and disaster psychosocial professional on-site

Sunday – recovery support: tips and information to assist with property remediation

Permanent residents who are unable to return home due to flooding damage may continue to be supported by Emergency Support Services program.

Emergency Support Services (ESS): ess.gov.bc.ca | 250-486-1890

Canadian Red Cross: The first step to access this financial assistance is to register online: https://registration.redcross.ca or by telephone: 1-800-863-6582 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm.)

Disaster Financial Assistance Phone: 1-888-257-4777 (toll-free)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) continues to work with local and provincial partners, Indigenous communities, and volunteers to support recovery efforts across the region.

Recovery after a flood
To learn more about returning home and managing mould and health risks, visit the floods page at gov.bc.ca.

Cleaning up after a flood can pose health risks. You may see or smell mould on clothing, drywall, furniture, cardboard boxes or books, but it may also be hidden under or behind items like carpet, cushions or walls.

Consider creating a cleanup and recovery plan. Just like having an emergency plan, it will help you organize what needs to be done to return your home to normal.

Due to current weather conditions, motorists are advised to be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions. 

Technical Safety BC - Flood Safety Protocols
Asset owners who have had equipment rooms affected by flooding should contact a Technical Safety BC licensed boiler or refrigeration contractor to assess equipment prior to re-energization.

Send an email to: BPVRSupport@technicalsafetybc.ca

Evacuation Alerts and Orders
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.

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

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/ca/community/#registration

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 Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm: 250-490-4225 

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

Issued by EOC Director