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Emergency Preparedness

May 5, 2022 -10:00 Hours
 
An Evacuation ALERT has been issued by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing and may pose a risk. Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an Evacuation Alert is in effect for the following areas:
 
Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park
All residences located at #05 Highway 97A, Units 1-27
 

2022-05-05 Evacuation Alert

What is an Evacuation Alert? 

This is the time to get prepared to leave your home on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready, your emergency plan, copies of important documents and important mementos.

Follow the District and Shuswap Emergency Program for further information on the situation.

What is an Evacuation Order?

Leave the area immediately. Follow the directions of local emergency officials and evacuate using the route(s) they’ve identified. Do not return home until you’ve been advised that the Evacuation Order has been rescinded. For those needing additional support, an Emergency Support Services Reception Centre will be opened at the Sicamous Seniors Centre located at 1091 Shuswap Ave. 

Following the 2021 Two Mile Road Wildfire, the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District retained BGC Engineering Inc. to complete a hazard assessment in the areas impacted by the wildfire. In its Assessment Report, BGC identified the risk of a post-wildfire debris flow.

The District and Shuswap Emergency Program are working together closely to ensure residents are educated and prepared in the event of an emergency.

An Early Warning System has been implemented to determine when an Evacuation Alert or Evacuation Order will be issued. 

Learn more!

District of Sicamous Emergency Services are provided by the Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD).

Tom Hansen, Emergency Program Coordinator 
Shuswap Emergency Program/Columbia Shuswap Regional District
P: 250-833-5910
E: thansen@csrd.bc.ca

Cathy Semchuk, Emergency Program Facilitator and Operations Management

Shuswap Emergency Program/Columbia Shuswap Regional District
P: 250-833-5927
E: csemchuk@csrd.bc.ca

 

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District, responsible for the Shuswap Emergency Program, launched an emergency notification system in the summer of 2021. 

"Alertable is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events like fires or floods as well as for relevant day-to-day communications, such as water advisories. That way, you stay aware, plan ahead and save time. Keep yourself and others informed and up-to-date with Alertable." (CSRD)

Download the app or sign up to receive alerts by email, text message, or voice call.

During disaster situations, experience has also shown that neighbours naturally come together to help one another. Learning how to be prepared can be crucial. The Shuswap Emergency Program is actively supporting NEP groups in our area. 

Find out more about how to start a NEP group in your neighbourhood.

Tom Hansen, Emergency Program Coordinator 
Shuswap Emergency Program/Columbia Shuswap Regional District
P: 250-833-5910
E: thansen@csrd.bc.ca

Cathy Semchuk, Emergency Program Facilitator and Operations Management

Shuswap Emergency Program/Columbia Shuswap Regional District
P: 250-833-5927
E: csemchuk@csrd.bc.ca