Two Mile Post-Wildfire Landslide risk
On December 13, 2021, the District of Sicamous and Shuswap Emergency Program hosted a Community Meeting at the Red Barn Arts Centre to discuss post-wildfire landslide risks in the Two Mile area.
Matthias Jakob, Principal Geoscientist with BGC Engineering, provided a presentation to attendees who participated both in person and online. Along with Jakob, the meeting panelists included Engineering Geologist Hazel Wong, District of Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino and Derek Sutherland with the Shuswap Emergency Program.
The meeting was hosted online via ZOOM and was recorded for those who were unable to attend. (See video below) The video is also available for public viewing on the District of Sicamous website.
For more information, please contact Tom Hansen, Emergency Program Coordinator at 250.833.5910 or by email.
To find out more about the creation of a Neighbourhood Emergency Program, please contact Cathy Semchuk, Emergency Program Facilitator at 250.833.5927 or by email.
The District of Sicamous and Shuswap Emergency Program are committed to communicating effectively with residents as information becomes available. Please let us know the best way to communicate with you by contacting the District Office at 250-836-2477 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all residents to sign up for Emergency Notifications through the Alertable program.
Resources for residents
Frequently Asked Questions - This document was created following the December 13, 2021 Community Meeting. It provides information from the meeting and answers some of the common questions.
Current Emergency Activations & Updates
For information from the Summer 2021 fire situation, scroll down.
In an emergency you want to be in the know.
The best ways to keep track of reliable, up-to-date information on emergencies is to:
- Check the Columbia Shuswap Regional District website home page (www.csrd.bc.ca) or the Shuswap Emergency Program page (www.shuswapemergency.ca).
- Sign up for the Alertable notification system
- Follow the Shuswap Emergency Program on Facebook or Twitter
- Follow the CSRD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Follow local media sources
- Share this information with your family, friends and neighbours. Check in on people who may not be connected to Internet sources.
Emergency Information for Revelstoke and Electoral Area B and the Town of Golden and Electoral Area A is managed by those communities.
We have broken down fire information in the Shuswap Emergency Program region by each fire.
We have also created a tab that includes our fire situation updates. These wrap-ups provide a quick summary of the best information on all fires of note.
These wrap-ups provide a quick summary of the best information we have on all fires of note at that time.
We understand that you could be anxious to return home after an being on evacuation.
We suggest that you take some time to look at these resources below to help you through the process of re-entering your home.
- Re-entering your home after a wildfire
- Red Cross - Home Fires
- Wildfire recovery programs – individual, family, business, agriculture, First Nations
- Canadian Mental Health Association - Coping with a natural disaster
- Food safety after a fire
- Fire retardants in source water
- Current public water notifications
- Assessing sewage disposal systems for damage and repair
- BC Centre for Disease Control – wildfire smoke and its health impacts
In addition, IH has a recent news release that covers some related elements.