In response to this and to be proactive, a Level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been activated to monitor the situation and provide assistance to residents as required. Sandbags and sand have been delivered to the Coombs and Dashwood Fire halls and are available to the public.
230 Hobbs Road
3241 Alberni Hwy
"The safety of our residents is fundamental to all," said Chair Veenhof. "Our staff's proactive approach both on the ground checking areas prone to flooding, engaging with the community and communicating how to prepare for flooding are important steps."
Staff will also monitor and provide updates on social media and our website as appropriate. More general information can be seen on our website on how to properly fill and place sandbags at www.rdn.bc.ca/flooding. Residents are reminded to call 911 for any life threatening emergency and can report non-life threatening flooding to the RDN at 778-762-3553.
Manager, Emergency Services
Regional District of Nanaimo