EOC Update: Keremeos Creek wildfire (K50863) August 7, 2022, 1:30 pm

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is in regular communication with BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) to assess the status of all Evacuation Alerts and Orders within the RDOS. No changes to Evacuation Orders or Alerts within the RDOS have been made today at this time. Ongoing Evacuation Alerts and Orders remain in effect due to the Keremeos Creek wildfire. Current information below.

The RDOS, in conjunction with the Village of Keremeos, has temporarily opened an Emergency Support Service (ESS) Reception Centre at the Keremeos Victory Hall at 427-7th Avenue. The Keremeos Reception Centre will be open on Sunday August 7, 2022 until 5 pm. The Keremeos ESS Reception Centre will be open at 9 am on Monday August 8, 2022.

The City of Penticton ESS Reception Centre at Princess Margaret Secondary School at 120 Green Ave, Penticton is closed Sunday but will reopen at 9 am to 5 pm Monday August 8, 2022.

RDOS Emergency Support Services (ESS): 250-486-1890

ESS Registration & Assistance (ERA): ess.gov.bc.ca

ESS registrations as of August 6, 2022, 2:00 pm: 606

RDOS Electoral Areas G and I, and Village of Keremeos at this time:

Evacuation Order: 547 properties

Evacuation Alert: 1,050 properties

Please check the interactive map to confirm whether your property is on Evacuation Order or Alert: Interactive Map | Emergency Operations Centre (rdos.bc.ca) (Click on the magnifying glass top right and enter your property address. Please call the EOC if you have questions: 250-490-4225

ALERT (Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team): 250-809-7152

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 or assistance, please call the EOC at 250-490-4225.

In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

 Issued by EOC Director