Emergency News

Tetra Tech geohazard report available, information session with Old Fort residents scheduled for August 10

The PRRD made a commitment to keep Old Fort residents informed about the report we commissioned to gain a better understanding of the geohazards in the Old Fort area, and we are doing so by sharing Tetra Tech’s report titled Geohazard Assessment of the Old Fort Area, which was provided to the PRRD Regional Board in its agenda package for review at today’s Regional Board meeting. A link to the report is here .

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Get Prepared

Now is the time to get prepared, and know when to leave and what to take with you.

Know the difference between an Evacuation Alert & Order if there’s risk of a #BCWildfire in your area.

Evacuation Alert: It’s time to get prepared to leave on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready.

Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.

Some things you can do while on Evacuation alert is:

  1. Have grab-and-go bags packed for all members of your household, including pets!
  2. Park your vehicle forward-facing so you can drive away quickly and ensure you have a full tank of gas.
  3. Move all fuel sources at least 10 metres from your house. This includes items like firewood, furniture and propane tanks if possible.

Grab-and-go bags are prepared for when you need to leave immediately in the event of an emergency, like a wildfire. Below are some items to pack in your bag(s):

  • Food (ready to eat) and water
  • Phone charger and battery bank
  • Small battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Small first-aid kit and personal medications
  • Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
  • Copy of your emergency plan, copies of important documents, such as insurance papers
  • Cash in small bills
  • Local map with your family meeting place identified
  • Seasonal clothing and an emergency blanket
  • Pen and notepad
  • Whistle