EOC Update

December 10, 2021

The Emergency Operation Centre is currently on a Level 3 activation with approximately 25 staff working. EOC staff are assessing all the issued Evacuation Orders and Alerts to understand when they can be rescinded. A number of emergency engineering and construction projects are being managed by the EOC, working with FVRD staff or contractors throughout the Regional District.

Several air reconnaissance flights have happened in the past few days to assess upcoming works for bank stabilization, to assess flooding levels in communities like Hatzic Prairie and to give staff perspectives on log jams and other debris issues in the Chilliwack River.

Team Rubicon Canada is on the ground assisting with clean up and erosion efforts in several areas including the Columbia Valley in Area H. They have also been in Laidlaw in Area B to assess hazards.

Evacuation Orders & Alerts

11 Evacuation Orders - 115 properties
3 Evacuation Alerts - 20 properties

Recovery Planning with Residents

EOC staff are scheduling one-on-one meetings with property owners who have damaged/unsafe homes as a result of the recent flood weather events. Disaster Financial Assistance staff will also be on hand to let residents know how they can help.

Information for Communities Affected by Flooding

Keep Informed
Go to fvrd.ca/2021floods for valuable information on returning home and cleaning up, disaster financial assistance and mental health resources. A printed version of this information will be distributed to areas across the Regional District next week. Follow us on social media @FraserValleyRD to find out where to pick up a copy.

Funding Available for Residents
Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is available for residents affected by flooding and landslides from Nov 14 to Dec 2, 2021. This assistance includes all Indigenous communities, electoral areas and municipalities within the FVRD. To learn more, watch this helpful video online.

Residents may be eligible for $2,000 from Red Cross if your primary residence was placed on evacuation order. Register online or call 1-800-863-6582.

Did You Evacuate During the Flooding?
If you are currently on an evacuation Alert or Order, please register online at Emergency Support Services.

Team Rubicon Canada
Team Ruicon Canada, a veteran-led disaster response charity has a team working throughout the Regional District to help residents clean up flood damage.

Call 1-236-597-7375 or email request_assistance@teamrubicon.ca 

Red Cross Clean-up Kits
Red Cross clean-up kits are being distributed to locations in the Regional District next week. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @FraserValleyRD to find pick-up locations.

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