The North Okanagan is adorned in nature which is susceptible to floods, storms, extreme temperatures and wildfires. Since we depend on power, water supply and the internet, we are vulnerable. An event could result in a power outage or cut off your water supply. And getting hold of essential goods during an emergency may become difficult.
Suppose the majority of the population can take care of themselves and those around them. Then immediate help is more likely to reach those who need it.
It is easy to take a few simple steps to improve your own emergency preparedness, which helps us all. Visit GetPrepared.ca.
Property owners are responsible for necessary measures for the protection of private property.
What risks should you plan for?
What is a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) all about?
A municipality or the Regional District may declare a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) to aid in the emergency response and recovery process. The RDNO may also activate the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to manage and support response and recovery efforts outside municipal boundaries. In acute emergencies, the Provincial Emergency Program administers the Disaster Financial Assistance Program.
The Provincial Emergency Program is administered through the regional office in Kamloops. For more information or to contact their office, please visit www.gov.bc.ca/PreparedBC.
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