This page is intended to give  People with Disabilities the information that needs to know in an emergency like we are experiencing with the flood disaster in our province. Also to you will find all kinds of information that help you if your looking for guidelines on what to do where can get help reach our where can find a place that is safe.

 

Provincial Govt update here

Update on recent flooding and mudslide events, Nov. 26, 2021

Join Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, for an update on the Province’s response to flooding events in British Columbia.

 
Federal Govt Update here

Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with reporters after visiting B.C.’s flood zone – November 26, 2021

 

 BC emergency contact information here

Emergency Management B.C. office contacts

Do you or someone you know need assistance with damage from the flooding in the Lower Mainland? Crisis cleanup is a free service of volunteers working together to help with local relief efforts. Call the home cleanup hotline for help.

B.C.’s response to floods and mudslides

 

Flooding and Your Health

 

BC SPCA responds to pet guardians impacted by B.C. flooding

CLBC Update BC Flooding go to the link here

November 24th,20021

Preparing for floods and evacuations

The CLBC Board and staff’s thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the recent flooding and landslides across B.C. and the devastation it has caused people and their communities. With further heavy rain, wind and winter storms forecasted in various areas of the province in the coming days, CLBC is reminding individuals and families about resources to help prepare for emergencies and evacuations.We want to help ensure the individuals we serve who may be impacted are prepared and understand who to connect with. If you or your loved one is receiving support via a CLBC-funded service provider, they are required to have an emergency plan to support individuals who receive staffed residential or home-sharing services in an emergency, such as an evacuation due to a flood.

If you live or work in an area at risk of flooding, it’s important that you take time to get ready for one and have a plan. Being aware and prepared is the key to staying safe during the flood season. There are activities that you can do to prepare personally at home:

We hope you will remain unaffected this flood season. However, if you have to be evacuated from your home, please contact your local CLBC office if you have emergency support needs due to the flood impact.

Please consider taking the time now to add your local CLBC office phone number to your plan.

You can find a full list of CLBC offices and contact information here.

 

CLBC Emergency After Hours can contact those with disabilities if need it

PreparedBC: Resources for People with Disabilities in a disaster like we are experiencing BC flooding

Having a disability means you likely need to take preparedness actions above and beyond the “basics”. Some  extra considerations are:

  • Your ability to communicate may be restricted
  • Your surroundings may change and look unfamiliar
  • Your service animal or guide dog may be hurt or frightened
  • Your health may be impacted by stress or confusion

Most importantly, take time to create a trusted support network of at least three people to assist during an emergency. Give them keys to your home and add their contact information to a shared emergency plan. You should also advise members of your support network of any health conditions or medications, and show them how to operate specialized medical or mobility equipment.

Flood Preparedness Guide

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs Federal information

B.C. flooding evacuees to get additional financial support

Victoria Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:25 PM

Before the Disaster. The key to staying safe is to prepare and to have an emergency plan in place.

 

Donate to the British Columbia Floods & Extreme Weather Appeal

United for BC Flood Response Fund

 

How to Help Those Affected by BC Flooding

gofundme website

Telus is Supporting BC communities facing major flooding

 

Flooding Explanation-Learn about Flood

 

Why do Rivers flood? – Explaining Hydro-graphs

 

 

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