Emergency Operations Centre

FIRST NATIONS impacted by emergency events

Updated: November 26, 2021 at 02:00 pm

FNESS is actively working with EMBC to coordinate Needs Assessments and Rapid Damage Assessments (RDA)

in our First Nation Communities affected by the flooding.

ID & Name
Evacuation Status
IR #
Issuing agency
Evacuation Alert
= Be ready to leave on short notice.
Evacuation Order
= You are at risk. Leave the area immediately.


UPDATE: High Streamflow Advisory UPGRADED to Flood Watch for South Coast. BC River Forecast Centre Flood Warnings/Advisories currently in effect. For details visit BC River Forecast Centre website http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm

Environment Canada Warnings and Special Weather Statements in effect. For details visit https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc

BC Centre for Disease Control (CDC) - Flood Zones are Danger Zones.Be aware of the risks before re-entering a flood zone. Learn about some key hazards to be aware of when entering a flood zone.

What to do during a power outage. https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/power-outages/during-an-outage.html#safe

Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centres for Displaced Residents:

  • Abbotsford - Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street
  • Chilliwack - Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District - Cowichan Valley Community Centre, 2687 James Street, Duncan
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District - Cowichan Tribes Gym, 5574 River Road, Duncan
  • Kamloops - McArthur Island, 1655 Island Parkway
  • Kelowna - Willow Park Church, 438 Highway 33
  • Princeton - Riverside Community Centre - virtual, please call 250-273-0143
  • Salmon Arm - Prestige Harbourfront Resort, 251 Harbourfront Drive NE

New Video: "Fire Mitigation WORKS" - Let FNESS help your community become more wildfire resilient. https://youtu.be/1csx0RZQ4wohttps://youtu.be/1csx0RZQ4wo

On July 19, 2021 the Lytton Creek wildfire threatened the community of Nicomen. Fortunately, the community was prepared.

Watch FNESS' "Nicomen: A Lesson in Preparedness" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7XBeVZ3VaM