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Emergency Preparedness

Shuswap Lake Level Update 2022

The Shuswap Emergency Program has activated its Emergency Operations Centre to assist with flood preparations in the Shuswap, as both river and lake levels are increasing. 

As part of this, lake levels will be posted daily during the flood watch period. Please use this information as a guide to help you make decisions about what flooding precautions are needed to protect your property. 

Shuswap Lake Level Update 2022

Shuswap Emergency Mapping Dashboard 

The Shuswap Emergency Program has updated and enhanced its Emergency Mapping Dashboard, which is a useful tool for residents to stay informed during the Flood Watch. The dashboard now includes include real-time tracking of area lakes and river levels, as well as sand and sandbagging locations. It also provides evacuation alert and order information, if needed. Clicking on the mapped blue dots will bring up information about the live streamed water gauge readings, while the red dots indicate sand and sandbag sites.

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 due to forecasted rainfall. 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 # 1 through #27 - 5 Highway 97A

View the Evacuation ALERT.

 

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