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Structure Assessments within the Wildfire Area and Respectful Conduct

Posted Friday, August 20, 2021

Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) Emergency Operations Centre staff are currently experiencing a high volume of resident inquiries due to wildfire activity in the area. This includes multiple requests for property-specific information regarding the status of individual properties. 

"We empathize with what residents are going through at this time and understand the desire for immediate answers and access to their properties," said David Sewell, Director of the RDNO Emergency Operations Centre.

The RDNO is committed to sharing accurate information as quickly as possible. However, the section of Electoral Area 'B' above Westside Road is currently an active wildfire zone. The RDNO's focus is on supporting the BC Wildfire Service and other first responders in addressing the White Rock Lake fire and lifting the Evacuation Order as soon as it is safe to do so.

Structure assessments and reporting will occur once the risk of further losses has subsided and the area is safe for assessments to occur.

With stress levels peaking, the RDNO also asks that people avoid abusive or offensive language when dealing with local authorities and responding organizations. The RDNO extends its sincerest thanks to those who have shown compassion and kindness to the staff working hard to serve their communities.
 
Further information on wildfire activity will be issued as updates are received from the BC Wildfire Service. Residents are encouraged to keep up-to-date at www.rdno.ca and the RDNO Facebook page or call us at 250-550-3299.