The RDEK has launched an Evacuation Notification System (ENS) powered by Voyent Alert! to keep residents and property owners informed in case of evacuation orders or alerts during critical events such as wildfires, floods or hazardous materials incidents. The notification system will only be used for evacuation alerts or orders in the East Kootenay and the sign-up process is simple. You do have to register for the app and enter at least one location to receive notifications.
This service is free and anonymous. It is available to all residents and property owners in the East Kootenay. Whether you live in a municipality, a rural area, or you own a second home here, you will receive a notification if you have subscribed and there is an evacuation alert or order affecting your chosen locations. Once signed up, you can choose to be notified via text/SMS, phone or alerts with the Voyent Alert! app. For email notifications of evacuation alerts/orders, please sign up for one of the RDEK's email groups. You will only receive evacuation alerts or orders that affect the locations you have added.
This system will ONLY be used for evacuation orders/alerts. To receive general information on emergencies, please sign up for one of the RDEK’s email groups (click here to sign up), follow our Facebook page or other social media, rely on local media or local municipal information sources.
How to set your locations:
For the latest information on wildfires, fire bans or restrictions, visit http://www.bcwildfire.ca or contact the SE Fire Centre at 250-365-4040.
To report a wildfire or smoke, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 (from a mobile phone).The information provided is from the BC Wildfire Service.
Emergency Numbers to call:
During large-scale emergencies, the East Kootenay Emergency Information Line is activated. The numbers will be posted on this page, on the RDEK's social media pages, and in the local media when the line is activated.
Last edited: Wed, August 28, 2019 - 3:36:20
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