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Posted: November 30, 2021

City encourages emergency preparedness

As part of ongoing emergency preparedness efforts, the City of Fernie is encouraging residents to sign up for the Regional Evacuation Notification System.

Powered by Voyent Alert! the notification system keeps communities informed in case of evacuation orders or alerts during critical events such as wildfires, floods, or hazardous materials incidents.

With a Rainfall Warning in effect from Tuesday, November 30, through Wednesday, December 1, the City of Fernie is recommending residents be aware and prepared.

Coal Creek experienced erosion in several locations during the November 14 rainfall event, and as such, it is more susceptible to flooding.

This evening (Tuesday, November 30), Fernie Fire and Emergency Services will be hand delivering registration information to neighbourhood residents staring in the lower-lying areas of town that are more susceptible to flooding events but are encouraging the whole community to sign up for notifications.

If you have not already signed up, register here.

Anyone requiring assistance during the registration process, can contact the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) at 1-888-478-7335 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The notification system is used only in the event of an evacuation alert or order; however, it is the fastest way to communicate this kind of emergency notification if needed.

For updates and ongoing information, visit the City of Fernie website, the city Facebook page, or follow your local media.

City of Fernie

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