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Update from UNB Emergency Operations Centre

By November 15, 2021No Comments

Please note, that the rain has affected Merritt. It has not affected Upper Nicola Reserve lands.

At this time, WE ARE SAFE.

  • Please prepare for high winds this evening.
  • Please be prepared if the power goes out. Have emergency supplies handy, i.e. flashlights, candles,
  • Please put some water aside. In the event that the power goes out, the water reservoir will not operate
  • Pack an emergency bag ready

If UNB Members have been evacuated from Merritt, please register with the Province of BC Emergency Social Services (ESS).

  • The Kamloops ESS Reception Centre is located at McArthur Island (1655 Island Parkway). Directions: proceed North on Highway 5.
  • The Kelowna ESS Reception Centre is located at 1800 Parkinson Way. Directions: take highway 97C East to Kelowna.
  • Evacuees can register online https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ or contact 1-800-585-9559 for more information.
  • A Muster Point has been established at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena (2075 Mamette Ave), where there will be bus evacuation services for individuals with mobility issues and those without access to vehicles or otherwise unable to find alternate transportation.
  • The City of Merritt has requested that all gas stations remain open for residents leaving the city.

The UNB Emergency Operations Centre team will continue to monitor this event.

Please be prepared and be safe.