EOC Update: Evacuation Alert issued for Electoral Area G (Rural Keremeos)

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:00 pm

Due to the threat of flooding as a result of ice jams on the Similkameen River, and because of the potential danger to life, health, and property damage, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the properties listed in Schedule 1 and shown in Schedule 2.

Schedule 1 – List of Properties

3455 HIGHWAY 3
3491 HIGHWAY 3

Visit http://emergency.rdos.bc.ca for helpful links and information, or call the EOC: 250-490-4225

Click the interactive map for list of Evacuation Alerts.

For further information, please call the EOC Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at 250-490-4225. If you would like to leave a message, the EOC phone is being monitored and your call will be returned as soon as possible. In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Issued by EOC Director

See map below

Schedule 2 – Map of Properties

Evacuation Map Layout Riverside Estates 29122021 WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT

Upon notification of an ALERT, all residents and visitors on the property are advised to be prepared for an evacuation order by:

• Locating all family members and designating a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
• Packing essential items such as:
 government-issued ID
 medications
 eyeglasses
 valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information)
 immediate care needs for dependents and
 if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure.

• Preparing to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbors, if assistance is needed.
 If you identify as having extraordinary needs contact the RDOS EOC for assistance: 250-490-4225

• Preparing to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
 Pet owners and hobby farmers with concerns for their animals
 Animal Emergency Response Team (ALERT) can help call: 250-809-7152 or email info@alertcanada.org
 Farmers who require assistance contact the RDOS EOC: 250-490-4225

• Arranging transportation for all your household members. Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  If transportation assistance is needed, contact the RDOS EOC.
• Please store your Fire Arms in accordance with Section 118 of the Fire Arms Act.
• Arranging accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
• Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating. Monitor news sources including Civic Ready.
• Pre-register at ess.gov.bc.ca or call 250-486-1890.
• Note, you will need to either attend a reception centre or call 250-490-4225 if the ALERT is expanded to an ORDER.