EOC Update: regional overview | Tulameen Resiliency Centre

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021  4:00 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) will be hosting a video update on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 12:00 pm PST. Attendees to be confirmed.

The  video update will be hosted via Webex and broadcast live on the RDOS YouTube channel.

Members of the public are invited to submit questions in advance via email at eocinfo@rdos.bc.ca.

Tulameen Resiliency Centre
The resiliency centre will be open Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Tulameen Community Centre (2595 Otter Ave, Tulameen). Resource information will be available to support immediate health and recovery needs, including Canadian Red Cross, Disaster Financial Assistance, and Disaster Psychosocial. 

A Community Integration Specialist with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will be available to assist with the following:

  • Determine eligibility for income and/or disability assistance for clients who have exhausted, or nearly exhausted their existing supports.
  • Assess eligibility for supports through the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, for those already on income and/or disability assistance.
  • For those who may not qualify for services from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, direction will be provided on other resources available in the local area.

Volunteer clean-up
If you need help cleaning out your home after flooding, including removing damaged appliances or furniture, or stripping wet wall material, there are volunteer organizations that may be able to assist.

Volunteer group in the rural Princeton area:

  • Mennonite Disaster Service

No cost or obligation assistance in preparing your home for rebuild (once moisture content is at acceptable levels). Contact Walter at 604-839-1801 or visit: www.mds.org 

Water sample pick up at Princeton Health Centre, 98 Ridgewood Drive
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (drop off water samples in marked cooler outside before 12:30 pm)
Testing will resume on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 

Canadian Red Cross transitioning to provide Emergency Support Services
Starting Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the request of Emergency Management BC (EMBC), the Canadian Red Cross will be providing Emergency Support Services (ESS) to eligible households impacted by flooding.

What to do:

  • The first step to access this financial assistance is to register with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm PST.
  • Register in-person on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Tulameen Community Centre.
  • Register in-person at Princeton & District Community Skills Centre located at 206 Vermillion Avenue. The centre is open daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • If you are registering with the Canadian Red Cross, or verifying your registration information, please ensure you bring correct verification ID.

Current statistics as of December 14, 2021:

Rapid Damage Assessments completed in the RDOS: 460 dwellings

Properties showing damage: 104 dwellings

Properties on Evacuation ALERT: 12

Properties on Evacuation ORDER: 5

Emergency Support Services: more than 40 active files* (residents receiving support services)
*number subject to change as more residents request services

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

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

The RDOS EOC continues to work with local and provincial partners, Indigenous communities, and volunteers to support recovery efforts across the region.

For further information, please call the EOC Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm: 250-490-4225

Issued by EOC Director