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BC Provincial Emergency Alert - Emergency Response Across BC The flooding/road closures may cause disruptions to the illicit drug supply across BC, which can increase toxicity and risk of overdose. There is no shortage of naloxone in BC and we are working to ensure distribution to sites across the province. Read the full alert from Toward the Heart. View more alerts  
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BC Provincial Emergency Alert - Emergency Response Across BC The flooding/road closures may cause disruptions to the illicit drug supply across BC, which can increase toxicity and risk of overdose. There is no shortage of naloxone in BC and we are working to ensure distribution to sites across the province. Read the full alert from Toward the Heart. View more alerts  
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With coastal and southwestern B.C. facing heavy rainfall while recovering from severe flooding, the Province is extending the temporary measure to prioritize fuel for essential vehicles and the provincial state of emergency. The Province is extending a temporary measure to limit non-essential vehicles to 30 litres of fuel (gas and diesel) per trip to a gas station until Dec. 14, 2021. Given the continued threats of flooding and the continued need of public safety measures under the Emergency Program Act, the provincial state of emergency is being extended until the end of the day on Dec. 14, 2021. Read the B.C. Government's news release to learn more. Stay up to date by visiting these trusted sources of information: Webpages Interior Health's Floods & Landslides page EmergencyInfoBC  DriveBC HealthLink BC Resources: Flooding and Your Health Clean-up after a Flood During these extreme weather events, please remember: If you receive an evacuation alert: be ready to leave on short notice. If you receive an evacuation order: you are at risk and need to leave the area immediately. Check road conditions before you travel, and if you don't need to travel, stay at home.
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Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a severe weather notification in advance of the third of three atmospheric river systems expected to hit the central coast of B.C. between the evening of Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. View public weather alerts by region
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Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a severe weather notification in response to dangerous forecasted weather patterns for the coming week.  View public weather alerts by region
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The B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency to help manage transportation challenges and improve the movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the province-wide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia. Read the B.C. Government Nov. 17 news release for more information.  Stay up to date by visiting these trusted sources of information: Webpages Interior Health's Floods & Landslides page EmergencyInfoBC  DriveBC HealthLink BC Resources: Flooding and Your Health Clean-up after a Flood During these extreme weather events, please remember: If you receive an evacuation alert: be ready to leave on short notice. If you receive an evacuation order: you are at risk and need to leave the area immediately. Check road conditions before you travel, and if you don't need to travel, stay at home.
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Due to the flooding impacts in the Town of Princeton, Interior Health is evacuating care home residents from Ridgewood Lodge.
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Due to the evacuation order in effect for the City of Merritt, Interior Health is evacuating care home residents from Coquihalla Gillis House, Nicola Meadows, and The Florentine, as well as patients from the Nicola Valley Hospital and all community health clients. 
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