Emergency Social Services and Reception Centres

Click here for a list of ESS Reception Centre Locations

If you’re evacuated from your primary residence due to flooding, you may receive Emergency Social Services (ESS) for up to 72 hours or longer depending on your needs. ESS services are meant for people without access to other sources of support, such as insurance coverage or friends and family who can help. If you require ESS support, learn more about what to expect here.

Evacuation Orders, Alerts and Rescinds

Flooding is occurring in parts of BC. For the most current information visit your community or regional district website linked below:

Regional Districts

First Nations, municipalities and communities

The following communities have issued flooding-related Evacuation Alerts or Orders not currently available online:

  • Lower Nicola Indian Band
  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District
  • Katzie First Nation
  • Leq’á:mél First Nation
  • Nazko First Nation
  • Nooaitch Indian Band
  • Peters Band
  • Tl’etinqox (Anaham) Government
  • Xat’sull First Nation (Soda Creek First Nation)