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Posted on: August 27, 2023

Shuswap Emergency Program Update - August 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Squilax Helicopters

Highway 1 Reopening
Hwy 1 has reopened but no side roads will be accessible and no stopping will be permitted in this wildfire area. Please monitor for latest updates.

Evacuation ORDER + ALERT Update
Yesterday the Columbia Shuswap Regional District downgraded the Skimikin area Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Alert as well as issued an Evacuation Alert for the Anglemont area, based on BC Wildfire Service's recommendations. 

BC Hydro Update
Those who were affected by significant power outages: All perishable foods should be assessed and disposed of immediately upon your return. If your fridge and/or freezer has foul odours it may need to be replaced. Discard anything that has completely thawedMake sure to make a list of the items you’ve had to discard as part of your insurance claim. 

North Shuswap
Due to the recommendations of BC Wildfire Service and the RCMP, road access has been deemed unsafe at this time. The CSRD has hired a barge to ship essential supplies to the North Shuswap and has been shipping supplies multiple times a day. There is now a submission form if you wish to be transported via barge, fill out here: 

*The Seymour Arm forestry road is also still open both ways and has been graded. 

Garbage Bins in the Community
The CSRD has been providing garbage bins in the communities for waste,  they are located at Celista Fire Hall, Scotch Creek Market and Anglemont Ross Creek General Store. More details to come regarding the fridge/freezer disposable program.

Wildfire Information Briefing 
Click here to view the Information Briefing update from Saturday August 26 2023, at 2 PM.

The CSRD will host a LIVE Wildfire Information Briefing on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 2 PM. The video will be available on the CSRD YouTube channel

Evacuation Status Dashboard Please visit the Shuswap Emergency Program website to view the interactive map to find out if your property is on Evacuation Alert or Order.

BC Wildfire 
For the latest updates on the Bush Creek East wildfire (K21633), visit the BC Wildfire Dashboard.

Structure Losses
Property Status Online Search Tool, access:

Prescription Deliveries
Those that are out of the Evacuation Order areas and need support with medical prescriptions, please call 250-833-3397.

Call the CSRD: 250-833-3396.

Livestock Assistance

Call the CSRD Agricultural Line: 250-833-3399.

Emergency Support Services (ESS)
Call: 250-833-3360.

Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
Call: 250-833-3350 or email [email protected].

Photo: Structure Protection Crew Members at Scotch Creek on August 24, 2023. (CSRD photo)

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