EOC Update: rockslide in Electoral Area “G” (Rural Keremeos) Friday, January 20, 2023, 1:00 pm

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) is awaiting the final engineering report on a rockslide in Electoral Area “G” (Rural Keremeos). A summary indicates there is still risk to life due to cooling and warming temperatures creating an opportunity for freeze-thaw conditions that could contribute to further rock fall. 

The Evacuation Order issued on Monday, January 16, 2023, remains in effect for one property located at 3169-10th Avenue (Eagle RV Park and Campground) in Electoral Area “G”. Please continue to monitor RDOS web and social media channels for the latest updates. If risks increase for surrounding properties, the RDOS will issue additional Evacuation Alerts or Orders. 

The Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre will re-open at Victory Hall, 427-7th Avenue in Keremeos on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The reception centre is being activated to assist evacuees who require a renewal of support services. Evacuees can visit the reception centre in Keremeos or call RDOS ESS at 250-486-1890.   

Please stay clear of the property on Evacuation Order until further notice. Security remains on site to protect properties under evacuation. Evacuees who require access to their property are advised to make a formal request through the RDOS ESS by calling 250-486-1890. 

Disaster Psychosocial Services Program: 1-888-686-3022 

For travel information, please check DriveBC or call 1-800-550-4997. 

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Click here to register for routine and emergency notifications via email, text, or telephone; or download the app. 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. 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 case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

Issued by EOC Director