EOC Update: flood recovery

News Article

EOC Update: flood recovery

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) continues to provide support and resource information to residents and property owners across the region 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).

For in-person support, please visit Princeton Library at 107 Vermillion Avenue.

Support services will resume on January 3, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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. 

For in-person registration, please visit Princeton Skills Centre at 206 Vermillion Avenue.

Open 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Closed December 24, 25, 26, and 31, 2021, and January 1, 2022.

Mental health and wellness
The RDOS understands this is a difficult time for those experiencing hardships caused by flooding. If you or someone you know would like to speak with a health professional, please call the BC Mental Health Support Line at 310-6789 (no area code). Free and available 24 hours a day. 

Culverts and road access
Due to snow accumulation in many areas, it may be difficult to inspect culverts at this time of year. Culvert inspections take place annually ahead of snowmelt and spring freshet. Culverts determined to be high priority are inspected more often.

Winter conditions
The Province of BC is urging everyone to prepare for extremely cold temperatures, power outages, and slick roads. A series of strong storms are expected to bring periods of heavy and blowing snow, freezing rain, and very cold weather over the next several days. 

Be prepared
Three steps to Emergency Preparedness at home or work: know the hazards | make a plan | build a kit

Visit the RDOS EOC website for tips and information: https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/be-prepared/ 

Funding helps B.C. farmers with emergency hay, forage for livestock
Click here to view the provincial news release (December 17, 2021). 

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 re-entry. 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.

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 

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