A request for funding for an after-action review to identify lessons learned and opportunities for emergency management improvement has been submitted to the Province and is awaiting approval. Plans for the after-action review include an opportunity for residents to provide their input as part of the process.
Wellness, Housing & Unmet Needs
The CSRD's biggest post-wildfire priority has been to look after the needs of residents who lost their homes. The CSRD has been actively working to find supportive temporary housing options and extend emergency support services (ESS) for people in need.
The CSRD met with a local vendor for a potential central housing option for displaced families, and proposed this as a temporary housing option to the Province. The CSRD is awaiting a response from the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness to see if this proposal can move ahead. In the meantime, the CSRD's working group participants are continuing to work with provincial ministries, such as the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction and BC Housing, in assisting these individuals and families.
The North Shuswap Disaster Relief Society, United Way, Red Cross and Samaritan's Purse are also working to disseminate existing funds to people in need and to acquire additional donations and funds for supporting residents within the community.