RDKB's evacuation procedures

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
August 27th, 2015

This Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

An alert is being issued due to potential danger to life and health due to an interface wildfire.

This alert is being issued due to an upcoming weather event (strong winds) expected in the next few days.

This area could be impacted by ember showers from fires in Washington State. If you see a spot fire started from embers, call 911.

The intention of this Evacuation Alert is to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be necessary. If an Evacuation Order is issued you will be required to leave immediately. You should prepare for the possibility of an evacuation order by:

  • Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a meeting place outside the evacuation area should an evacuation be called while separated. Arrange accommodation for your family if necessary.
  • Gathering essential items remember the 5 P’s (People, Pets, Prescriptions, Papers and Photos)
  • Preparing to move any disabled persons and /or children
  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area outside the evacuation alert area
  • Monitoring news sources for information on evacuation orders

What to do in the event an Evacuation Order is issued

An evacuation alert may be followed by an immediate order to evacuate should conditions worsen.

In case of an evacuation order, you must leave your home immediately and vacate the area by using local roads and use Highway 3 to Highway 3B or Highway 22 to travel east to Trail.

Please report to the Emergency Support Services Reception Centre at the Trail Memorial Centre (Arena) at 1051 Victoria Street in Trail, BC (see map on reverse). It’s important to register to receive emergency services such as support and family reunification. If you’re unable to physically check in at the reception centre you can call 1-888-350-6070.

From the RDKB website

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