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Emergency Preparedness

Are You Prepared?

Could you take care of yourself and your loved ones in the event of a disaster, until services or supplies are restored, for a minimum of 72 hours?

Do you have an emergency plan and emergency kit?

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You can't prevent disasters from happening, but you can prepare to avoid suffering, minimize damage, and get through the recovery period as quickly as possible.

For information about preparing for natural risks and other hazards, such as avalanches, earthquakes, extreme weather, floods, hazardous material spills, infectious disease outbreaks, landslides, storm surges or wildfire, please visit

Flooding in the North Okanagan

North Okanagan property owners and residents are responsible for all measures required for flood protection of private property. General flooding can occur when water levels in lakes, creeks, or rivers rise as a result of heavy snow melt, run-off or rain, typically in spring or early summer.  Flash floods can result from exceptional weather events that may occur at any time of year.  Ensuring that all culverts and discharge passages are kept clean and free of obstructions is the best defense against flash floods.

For more information on how to prepare for flooding in your area, visit the Province of British Columbia's Flood Preparedness page, or view PreparedBC's Flood Information for Homeowners & Home Buyers.

For other information on flood protection, please visit

Emergencies in the North Okanagan

A municipality or the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) may declare a local state of emergency to aid in the response and recovery process. The RDNO may also activate the Emergency Operations Centre to manage and support response and recovery efforts outside municipal boundaries. In cases of acute emergencies, the Provincial Emergency Program administers the Disaster Financial Assistance Program.

Follow the links to find more emergency preparedness information.

Provincial Emergency Preparedness and Planning

The Provincial Emergency Program is administered through the regional office in Kamloops. For more information, visit


For all Emergency Preparedness inquiries, please email us at [email protected], or visit our Contact Us page for all other inquiries.