After the devastating storm and resulting power outages and road closures, it’s vital to be able to pin down pertinent information to get help and resources to those in need. What’s open, what’s not, and where can you go to find accommodations or stock up on critical supplies? We’ve compiled a list of valuable information to assist you through this trying time. Click on the links provided to take you directly to websites for the most up to date information.
*Please note: Information in this blog is subject to change as the situation evolves, check back frequently for updates.
Emergency Response Organizations
ALERTABLE (APP)- Evacuation Alerts and Updates
BCHYDRO The storm caused countless power outages, many have been restored but there will be planned outages in the days ahead as crews work to repair damaged power poles and downed lines.
DRIVE BC Conditions are ever-changing, and most highways are still closed. Visit the website for the most current information on our local roadways and highways. Please note, Highway 7 is open to essential travel only. There are delays on Highway 7 at Mt. Woodside which is operating on single lane alternating traffic.
DISTRICT OF KENT A State of Local Emergency in the District of Kent continues to be in effect due to damaged roads, rockslides, and localized flooding. Please continue to follow updates on social media channels and website.
EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES The Agricultural Hall is now closed. There is a phone number posted on the door, please call 604-819-7059 if you require emergency services. Visit EmergencyInfoBC, for more information on Emergency Services Available.
GOVERNMENT OF BC DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION After a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). Once declared, the DFA program may compensate applicants for essential uninsurable losses.
HARBOUR AIR Harbour Air has been providing flights out for those travellers urgently needing to travel out of Harrison Hot Springs, flights go out from the float plane dock on the lakefront.
VILLAGE OF HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Due to localized flooding, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs has declared a state of emergency. Visit the website for current information and instructions on how to apply for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).
Our hearts swell with pride to see the outpouring of community support during this challenging time. Thank you to those who have opened their homes to stranded travellers seeking shelter, and for offering support to those in need. We wish to thank the first responders, highway workers, volunteers, BC Hydro workers, and everyone who is working so diligently to repair the profound damage caused by this intense storm.
Please stay away from areas impacted by floods as conditions are still changing; and restrict travel to essential needs only. This will allow all all first responders, the highway department and government officials to focus on supporting those most in need and doing the work required to repair infrastructure and re-open supply chains. We look forward to welcoming visitors once it is safe to do so.
We will be updating this page as new information comes in. Please stay safe out there!