Emergency Operations Centre

FIRST NATIONS impacted by emergency events

Updated: December 17, 2021 at 09:30 am

As of 5:00 pm on December 10, 2021, the FNESS EOC will be deactivated. Updates to the EOC site will be continued as required.

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.


Health Link BC Information Bulletin: Temporary Program, Private Drinking Water Well Testing - Extended to January 31, 2022

For more information visit: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/Private-Well-Testing

Flood and Landslide Disaster Financial Assistance

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) eligibility has been expanded for people affected by flooding and landslides from Nov. 14 to Dec. 2, 2021, and now includes British Columbians in the northwest, southwest, central, and southeast areas of the province and on Vancouver Island.

This assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities within those geographic boundaries.

The deadline for applications is March 3, 2022.

For more details visit https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/flood-and-landslide-disaster-financial-assistance/

Emergency Information and Web Links

2021 Flood Update: A message from our Interim Executive Director regarding the floods affecting BC and First Nation communities.


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