Emergency Info

May 5-11 is National Emergency Preparedness Week

The RDEK encourages you to take time now to get prepared.

  • Know your risks
  • Make a plan
  • Get an emergency kit

For more details on how to build your own emergency kit, visit: PreparedBC

Regional Self-Fill Sandbag Stations

With the low-elevation melt underway, the RDEK has set up self-fill sandbag stations at:

  • Cranbrook Public Works Yard
  • Jaffray Community Centre
  • The Hoz parking lot in Hosmer
  • Fairmont Transfer Station
  • Windermere Fire Hall parking lot
  • Edgewater Library (between the library and old credit union). 

The sandbag stations have sand and bags; however, residents need to bring their own shovels and gloves.   Sandbags should be filled ½ to ¾ full with the ends folded over for best compaction and effectiveness when placing them.

In cases of localized flooding or high-water, the primary responsibility for protection of property lies with the property owner. The RDEK has a seasonal flooding newsletter (click to view) with helpful tips along with links to other flood-related information. Ther are also other links below under Resources

Numbers to Call:

If you see - or are experiencing - wide-scale flooding, please report it.

  • FLOODING: 1-800-663-3456

Other Emergency Numbers to call:

  • FOREST OR WILDLAND FIRES: Cellphone: *5555 or 1-800-663-5555
  • OTHER (spills, airplane crashes, landslides, avalanche): 1-800-663-3456

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: Mon, May 06, 2019 - 10:16:45