Flood meeting called

The Okanagan Indian Band is bringing together those impacted by flooding Thursday

The Okanagan Indian Band is bringing together those impacted by flooding.

A town hall meeting will be held Thursday to provide information to flood affected residents on the role of the band’s emergency operations centre, identifying available resources and outlining the process for recovery.

“We would like to see all residents, living on OKIB lands, come out and learn about what emergency resources are available and what the next steps are,” said Chief Byron Louis,

“Our staff have been working around the clock managing the flood response efforts for everyone who lives in our community. With a rough estimate of 750 residences on the shoreline, this has been a massive endeavor.”

Speakers on the agenda include Environment Canada, Ministry of Transportation, Emergency Support Services, Red Cross, the First Nations Health Authority, and B.C. Disaster Financial Assistance.

The meeting will be held at the Head of the Lake Hall from 6 to 9 p.m.