EOC Update: regional overview | flood recovery

News Article

Friday, December 17, 2021 3:30 pm

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) continues to provide support and resource information to residents and property owners who have been impacted by flooding. 

Visit the RDOS YouTube channel to view the video update recorded on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm PST.

Emergency Info BC
Click here to view information about flood and landslide Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). 

Canadian Red Cross
Click here for information about eligibility for financial assistance and Emergency Support Services (ESS) provided by the Red Cross, or call 1-800- 863-6582.

BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (no area code) Free and available 24 hours a day.

Funding helps B.C. farmers with emergency hay, forage for livestock
Click here to view the provincial news release.

Repairing land around a stream or waterway
Click here to apply for a change of approval before making modifications to land, vegetation, or the natural environment of a stream or the flow of water in a stream, or any activity or construction within a stream channel that has or may impact on a stream or stream channel. 

Red placard status
Red placard received during Rapid Damage Assessments indicate the property has significant damage, or a site hazard exists that is serious enough to restrict reentry. This may include damage to key support elements that will require a more in-depth review by a structural and/or geotechnical engineer to determine that the home is safe to enter.Each situation will have unique requirements.

Call the RDOS Building and Planning Department at 250-490-4126 to arrange a time to discuss your specific situation, or email buildinginspection@rdos.bc.ca. Include red placard in the subject line.

Click here to contact FortisBC about restoring power to your property, or call 1-866-436-7847. 

Latest updates and quick links from the EOC: emergency.rdos.bc.ca

Voyent Alert! notifications
Click here to register for routine and emergency notifications via email, text, or telephone. You can also find a link to Voyent Alert! on the RDOS website: www.rdos.bc.ca

Current statistics as of December 17, 2021:

  • Rapid Damage Assessments completed in the RDOS: 460 dwellings
  • Properties showing damage: 104 dwellings
  • Properties on Evacuation ALERT
    17 Electoral Area H (Rural Princeton)
    One (1) Electoral Area B (Cawston)
  • Properties on Evacuation ORDER
    Five (5) Electoral Area H (Rural Princeton)

Click here to view current evacuation areas on the EOC interactive map.

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

Issued by EOC Director

Current Evac Areas Map Dec 17