• Riley Gettens

RECENT WILDFIRE UPDATE

Monday, July 19, 2020 12:00 pm

EOC Update: Evacuation Alert Area D | Evacuation Order Area H

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) continues to work with BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) to monitor the Thomas Creek wildfire in Electoral Area D, and the Brenda Creek wildfire in Electoral Area H.


For the latest wildfire information, please visit the BCWS website and click Interactive Map or Fires of Note: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation


Evacuation Alerts remain in place for 704 properties in Electoral Area D, and 42 properties remain under Evacuation Order in Electoral Area H.

Brenda Creek Evacuation Order: https://www.rdos.bc.ca/newsandevents/rdos-news/hot-topics/article/3450


Thomas Creek Evacuation Alert: https://www.rdos.bc.ca/newsandevents/rdos-news/hot-topics/article/3439


Area Restriction Notice: https://www.rdos.bc.ca/assets/Information-Releases/Thomas-Creek-Wildfire-Area-Restriction-July-14-2021.pdf


The EOC will continue to share updates as they become available.

The next update is scheduled for July 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm.


If you have questions about the Evacuation Alert or Order, please call the EOC: 250-490-4225


Now is the time to prepare for wildfires.

Evacuation Stages

Depending on the severity of the situation, an evacuation alert or order may be issued. It’s important to understand the different stages.


Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice.

Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.

Evacuation Rescinded: All is currently safe, and you can return home.


Residents and visitors will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.


Take critical items, only if they are immediately available: government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents.


Issued by Director of RDOS EOC

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