Flood and emergency preparedness help is available for Central Okanagan businesses -Image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Emergency preparedness for small businesses

PreparedBC is offering info to help businesses in the Central Okanagan deal with results of flooding

  • May. 14, 2017 12:30 p.m.

With recent flooding in the Central Okanagan, PreparedBC is encouraging small business owners who may be at risk to take precautions to protect themselves.

Depending on the size of the business, there many have employees that rely on it for income and stability.

With that in mind, PreparedBC is providing small businesses with the following information and emergency preparedness.

Planning for an emergency:

See PreparedBC’s guide for small businesses HERE.

Complete the Emergency Plan for small business HERE.

Disaster Financial Assistance:

The BC Government announced that Disaster Financial Assistance is available to Central Okanagan residents affected by the recent flooding. Applications must be submitted by August 5 to Emergency Management BC and are available online at: www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance

To view or subscribe to the latest updates from the Emergency Operations Centre visit: www.cordemergency.ca

Just Posted

Immunization clinics this week

Meningococcal outbreak prompts vaccines across Okanagan

Kelowna man charged with sex crimes gets closer to trial date

A pretrial conference has been scheduled

Bail for man charged in Kelowna murder

The man charged in a 2013 Glenmore-area murder has been released on bail

Former New Zealand politician attacked in jail

Charges have been laid against an inmate who allegedly attacked Peter Beckett during his trial

Illness numbers grow in Interior Health

GI and RI illnesses reported in Vernon, Lake Country, Kelowna, Penticton and Castlegar

Santa’s helpers take treats to an Okanagan retirement home

Santa’s Little Helpers surprised an Okanagan retirement home with chocolates, flowers and cupcakes.

Highway 1 closed west of Revelstoke

A crash has closed Highway 1 in both directions west of Revelstoke

UPDATE: Coquihalla reopened northbound just south of Merritt

Reports say nine patients will be taken to hospital as a result of the Hwy. 5 crash

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

B.C. wildfire evacuee admits to setting hotel room fire

A Williams Lake wildfire evacuee admitted to setting Kamloops hotel room on fire

Kamloops man cuffed after running from police

Kamloops RCMP say a suspect was arrested after running from police

UPDATE: Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in B.C.

Now only Indigenous people can hunt bears for meat

Warriors head to break after 3-point weekend

West Kelowna rallies in third period Sunday to tie Powell River in last game before Xmas

Most Read