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To report a wildfire or smoke, call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 (from a mobile phone).
Every resident and property owner in the East Kootenay is encouraged to sign up for the Evacuation Notification System. To register or learn more, CLICK HERE.
Wildfire Updates (provided by BC Wildfire Service) Updated 12:00pm, September 14, 2020
There is a Smoky Skies bulletin for the East Kootenay - primarily due to large fires in the US that are blanketing BC in smoke. Sunday will likely be the most smoke affected day. Localized smoke from the Doctor Creek will also be present, particularly in the mornings due to cooler overnight temperatures pushing the smoke into the valley bottom.
For the latest status on any fires or a list of restictions/bans, the best source of information is the BC Wildfire Service website at www.bcwildfire.ca.
Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance Now Available For Those Affected By Flooding
Emergency Management BC (EMBC) has authorized disaster financial assistance (DFA) for those who experienced damage as a result of the flooding and debris flows triggered by the May 31 heavy rainfall event.
Those who may qualify for this assistance include: home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses.
Applicants should first check with their insurance agent to determine if their insurance policy provides coverage for the resulting damage. DFA is available only for essential, uninsurable losses.
The Regional Emergency Operations Centre remains active and in the event that we do experience any new flooding, a reminder to report it to 1-800-663-3456.
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Statistics as of 4:00pm August 31, 2020 (Click Here to view the full Provincial Aug 31 News Release)
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Last edited: Mon, September 14, 2020 - 12:02:06