Lumby state of emergency continues

Lumby’s local state of emergency has been extended until May 27.

This will allow the municipality to continue certain activities in response to the flood events, and the Emergency Social Service referral program offered by the province to evacuated residents will also continue until this date.

The municipality is assisting with the provision of ESS services from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents can call 250-547-1452 during these hours. The Canadian Red Cross is working with the village to provide afterhours ESS services. The Canadian Red Cross can be reached at 1-888-800-6493.

The Provincial Rapid Damage Assessment Team is now on site in Lumby.

“The assessments are external, and the teams are not entering into the residences,” said Jeremy Sundin, Lumby’s chief financial officer.

“Evacuated residents can call 250-547-1452 during regular hours for the information pertaining to their property. The outcome from these assessments will not affect the evacuation orders or alerts currently in place. Residents will only be able to access their property when the Evacuation Order is lifted by the municipality.”

The emergency operations centre will be operating remotely until Tuesday, at which time the EOC will resume operating out of the White Valley Community Centre.