An Evacuation Alert has been issued for 18 properties adjacent to the Tulameen River, and Tulameen River Road.
The alert was activated by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Friday, June 3 due to the threat of overland flooding and the potential for loss of access or egress in the area of Tulameen River Road.
A release from the RDOS states residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation, however there may be limited notice due to changing conditions.
Properties on alert are:
615 Tulameen River Rd
622 Tulameen River Rd
411 Tulameen River Rd
377 Tulameen River Rd
386 Tulameen River Rd
402 Tulameen River Rd
424 Tulameen River Rd
431 Tulameen River Rd
352 Tulameen River Rd
361 Tulameen River Rd
337 Tulameen River Rd
488 Tulameen River Rd
523 Tulameen River Rd
468 Tulameen River Rd
244 Tulameen River Rd
266 Tulameen River Rd
278 Tulameen River Rd
232 Tulameen River Rd
What you should do:
Prepare for the evacuation order.
Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be called while separated.
Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence with family or friends, if possible – commercial/hotel accommodation may not be available.
Pack essential items such as:
valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information)
immediate care needs for dependents and
if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure.
Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbors, if assistance is needed.
Consider evacuating, call the ESS at 250-486-1890 to discuss your options.
Prepare to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
Pet owners and hobby farmers with concerns for their animals may contact:
Animal Emergency Response Team (ALERT): 250-809-7152
Commercial Farmers contact the RDOS EOC 250-490-4225
Arrange transportation for all your household members.
Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
If transportation assistance is needed, contact the RDOS EOC 250-490-4225.
Please store your Fire Arms in accordance with Section 118 of the Fire Arms Act.
Wait for an Evacuation Order to be issued before evacuating. Monitor news sources including Voyant Alert.
Pre-register at ess.gov.bc.ca
You will need to either attend a reception center or call 250-486-1890 if the ALERT is expanded to an ORDER for immediate ESS services.
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