Due to the catastrophic flooding in the province and the disruptions to road access and the supply chain, the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at a Level 1 effective Thursday, November 18th, 2021.

We understand that there has been some panic buying; however, at this time, the grocery stores in Williams Lake are still receiving shipments that are coming from the east and there are only shortages on select items.

We do encourage emergency preparedness and every household to make a home emergency kit.

Emergency items for a home emergency kit include:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)Medications (1-month supply)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Copies of important documents, such as insurance papers and identification
  • Cash in small bills
  • Local maps
  • Seasonal clothing, sturdy footwear and emergency blanket
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Finally, a reminder to not travel to flooded zones and to NOT ATTEMPT to cross flooded roadways.

If you have been impacted by the recent flooding in British Columbia, we encourage you to contact your local emergency authority.


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