British Columbia Wildfire Evacuees: How You Can Help

British Columbia Wildfire Evacuees:  How You Can Help

Red Cross launches British Columbia Fires Appeal

Massive wildfires have triggered a province-wide state of emergency in British Columbia. Fast moving flames have forced thousands of people from their homes. At least 138 wildfires were sparked in a single day on July 7. Urgent support is needed for individuals and families evacuated from their communities.

If you have been evacuated, please click here to register online or call the contact centre at 1-800-863-6582 to have an agent help you register.

The registration form will ask for your basic information about you and your household such as name, date of birth, email address, and home address.

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DISASTER / EMERGENCY CONTACTS
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Emergency Numbers To Report A Wildfire:
Call Toll-Free 1-800-663-5555 or
*5555 on most cellular networks.
Red Cross 1 888-350-6070

BC Government Wildfire Service:
http://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcwildfire/

Current Wildfires – Interactive Map:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

BC FIRE info Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo?fref=nf

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TWITTER FEEDS you may find it useful to follow.

https://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo

https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

FYI —>> IMPORTANT LINKS / SITES FOR EVACUEES
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BOOKMARK THESE PAGES
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Saturday, July 8th update at 12 noon ==> B.C. wildfires burning out of control; province-wide state of emergency declared
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Here is a list of useful links to help keep you updated on the ongoing emergency situation in British Columbia.
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Williams Lake, 103 Mile House, 105 Mile House, Lac La Hache, and 108 Mile Ranch Community areas > Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
https://www.facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations/…

District of 100 Mile House > City website
http://www.100milehouse.com/

Cache Creek, Ashcroft, and Little Fort areas > Thompson-Nicola Regional District
http://tnrd.ca/

TNRD Emergency Operation Centre line > 1-866-377-7188

For Wildfires of Note, please click here.
http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hp…/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp

For road conditions and closures, click here.
http://www.drivebc.com/

For the latest air quality numbers, click here.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/…/…/readings/find-stations-map.html

Check with your Regional District, bookmark their site and ask if they are active on Twitter BEFORE you need the links.
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Look up the emergency numbers for YOUR area and keep a master list in your cell phone, in your wallet/purse and by your phone or on your fridge.

Include the numbers up for emergency services for your Regional District.

If you have a local fire department please include their direct line.

Also include a list of all your neighbours, their land line numbers and their mobile numbers.

Most of all #BeSafe #BCstrong

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