As adapted from this BC Gov news release.
The Government of B.C. is helping communities prepare for flooding and is ready to assist in response to floods where necessary. The Province is taking the following actions to keep people and communities safe in the event of flooding:
Emergency Management BC asks that residents and businesses in affected regions take precautions to ensure personal safety, including developing a household/business plan, putting together emergency kits, connecting with neighbours and learning about the local government emergency response plan for their area.
Visit this link to learn more about the steps the Government of BC recommends for protecting your business, recognizing the danger signs, steering clear of river shorelines, avoiding driving through flood water and more.
Emergencies like flooding can impact travel, visitors, and businesses at any time, and potentially influence those who may be planning a trip to our province. Tourism operators are a vital source of information and direction for visitors during emergencies. Understanding the risks for your region will ensure your disaster planning is effective. Visit Destination BC’s emergency preparedness webpage for step-by-step guides, templates and tools outlining how tourism businesses can prepare their staff for a fast and effective response during a flood. Free emergency preparedness resources for tourism businesses available here: https://www.destinationbc.ca/what-we-do/destination-management/emergency-preparedness/
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