Given the unprecedented weather events that have occurred in the Peace Region over the last few days we thought it would be helpful to send out some information if you are experiencing an emergency:
In the event of an emergency your first contact should be your local government, Regional District or Chief and Council. In the Peace Region, our Emergency Operations Center can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 250-784-4834.
Anyone impacted by the recent tornado touchdowns who is in need of assistance should contact the PRRD at 250-784-3200 or 1-800-670-7773
For a wildfire related emergency the Prince George Fire center can be contacted as well at 250-561-4628
If you experience loss due to an emergency situation (such as fire or extreme weather) you are encouraged to connect with your insurance representative first. You may also reach out to your local government. Be sure to document what you can, when you can as often memories can fail weeks or months later.
Local Government Contact Information:
- Dawson Creek: 250-784-3600
- Pouce Coupe: 250-786-5257 or for after hours 250-786-5794
- Fort St. John: 250-787-8150
- Chetwynd: 250-401-4100
- Tumbler Ridge: 250-242-3578
- Fort Nelson: 250-774-2541
You can also sign up to receive North East BC Emergency and Public Alerts at this website https://www.districtoftumblerridge.ca/Protective-Services/North-East-BC-Emergency-Public-Alerts
And Download the BC Wildfire App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.bc.gov.WildfireInformation
Or for Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bc-wildfire-service/id1477675008?ls=1
If you are aware of potential emergencies that may affect you or your farm please consider making an emergency evacuation plan now. Especially for those with livestock or other animals; it is important to consider how and where you would evacuate your animals. This Emergency Livestock Animal Evacuation Group on Facebook is a good resource to reach out on for help before or after an emergency. The BC Cattlemen’s Association Website also has an excellent list of Wildfire Preparedness Resources.