Heavy Rains and Flooding

The Province is experiencing an “atmospheric river event caused by heavy rain and localized flooding.” Flooding, mudslides, and rockslides have wreaked havoc across southern B.C., closing highways, prompting widespread evacuations and leaving motorists stranded. MNBC would like to share the following resources with community members: 

Flood Warning and Advisory Notifications: Flood Warnings and Advisories – River Forecast Centre – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

If you’ve received an Evacuation Order, visit your local authority website or Emergency Info BC for updates. 

Evacuee Resources: Evacuee resources – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Be prepared for floods: Be prepared for floods – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Flood Preparedness Guide: Prepared BC: Household Preparedness Guide (gov.bc.ca)

Landslide Preparedness Guide: Prepared BC: Landslide Information for Homeowners and Home Buyers (gov.bc.ca)

The recent floods, wildfires, pandemic, news about Residential Schools, and general uncertainty over the past year, has brought many changes to our lives. Daily routines have been altered, financial pressures are rising, and many of us are facing social isolation. There is a worry about getting sick, being evacuated, losing homes to fires, losing our favourite harvesting sites, and what the future will bring. Technology is great, but there is often a sense of information overload, and misinformation can cause confusion and contribute to a further sense of uncertainty. During these challenging times, you may experience stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, or loneliness. And, existing mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, can worsen. We want you to know that you are not alone and that it is ok, and normal, to experience these feelings and emotions. There are resources out there to help you navigate through some of these challenges. Please remember to take care of yourself during these difficult times. 

Métis Crisis line:  1-833-638-4722

Wellness support for evacuees- EmergencyInfo BC Line: Phone: 1 888 686-3022

Stay safe, everyone.