White Rock Lake Wildfire update

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 5:00pm

News release No. 40 — Central Okanagan, B.C. — The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre will host an online virtual information session Thursday, Aug. 26 for residents and owners of properties located within the Regional District of Central Okanagan who are on evacuation order from the White Rock Lake wildfire.

The information session is intended to address questions from residents on evacuation order including those who have lost homes as we move from fighting the fire and returning people to their homes and forward into the community recovery phase. Any member of the public is also invited to attend:

Thursday, Aug. 26

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Livestream via the RDCO’s YouTube channel

View at www.youtube.com/regionaldistrict

Organizations including the RDCO, BC Wildfire, Insurance Bureau of Canada, BC Hydro, and A.L.E.R.T. will cover topics such as:

  • Neigbourhood condition updates
  • Timelines
  • BC Wildfire update
  • Utility restoration
  • Animal rescue
  • Emergency Support Services extension
  • Starting an insurance claim
  • Rebuilding or repairing your home and other structures

Residents are invited to submit questions online for the panel before Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 at noon.

The ESS Reception Center will no longer have regular office hours at the reception centre at 1480 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna. For further information on services and support please call 1-250-469-8512. To learn more about the provincial Emergency Support Services program, please go to ess.gov.bc.ca.

For more information about this wildfire, visit cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates, follow the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre on facebook.com/cordemergency or twitter.com/CO_emerg or call the information line at 250-469-8490.