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Interior Health wildfire preparations and readiness

The photo of generator delivered to Brookhaven LTC in West Kelowna. — Submitted

In a media release Monday, Interior Health said they are monitoring wildfire activity and reminds the public to plan ahead for evacuation alerts, evacuations, and power loss. 

Proactive evacuations continue for health-care clients, residents and patients impacted by evacuation alerts.

Anyone wishing to confirm their loved one’s evacuated location can call: 1.877.442.2001.

Interior Health said additional power sources and generators are being delivered to health facilities to ensure continuity of care in the event power is interrupted due to wildfire activity.

Due to the Brenda Creek wildfire, residents of Peachland, Summerland, West Kelowna, Westside Road, Westbank First Nation and portions of the Central Okanagan West electoral area should consider steps they need to remain safe in the event of any extended power outage due to wildfire.

Establishing a power loss emergency plan is key to protecting yourself and loved ones.

Creating a plan in advance, considering potential relocation options, and reviewing resources prior to power loss is crucial.

Everyone is reminded to make preparations for wildfires and smoky skies as air quality deteriorates by visiting: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/Emergency/Wildfires/Pages/default.aspx

Interior Health reminds the public to install the BC Wildfire Service mobile app (Android or iOS) or visit the BC Wildfire Service

Dashboard to find information on current wildfire activity: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

The FireWork Forecast shows maps of predicted smoke impacts over the next 48 hours: