An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Regional District of East Kootenay due to debris flooding and the potential danger to life and health in the Fairmont Hot Springs / Cold Spring Creek area as outlined on the maps associated with this Alert. The purpose of this Alert is to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHILE THE ALERT IS IN EFFECT
While the Evacuation Alert is in place, you should prepare for a possible Evacuation Order by:
Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a meeting point outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.
Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g., insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.). Have these items readily available for quick departure.
Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.
Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an Evacuation Order. If you need transportation assistance from the area please call 250-489-9677
Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.
Monitoring news sources for information on Evacuation Orders and locations of Reception Centres.
situation change and updates will be provided on the RDEK website (www.rdek.bc.ca) and Facebook page. For more information contact Loree Duczek, RDEK Information Officer at 250-426-2188 or toll free at 1-855-346-2188. If you are not already on the RDEK’s Fairmont Hot Springs Area email group and would like to be added for emergency notifications, email Loree Duczek at firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Fairmont Hot Springs Area Email Group’ in the subject line THIS IS ONLY AN ALERT MEANT TOHELP YOU PREPARE IN THE EVENT EVACUATION IS REQUIRED. SHOULD THE SITUATION CHANGE AN EVACUATION ORDER WILL BE ISSUED. For more information contact the East Kootenay Emergency Program on-call number at 250-489-9677.