Date: Thursday, August 28, 2003
Time: 5:00 p.m.
PUBLIC INFO LINE: 869-0386
PRC RECEPTION CENTRE: 762-8646
RED CROSS INFO LINE RE EVACUEES: 1-888-350-6070
PROVINCIAL INFO LINE: 1-800-311-7044
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE MOVES TOWARD RECOVERY PROGRAM
As containment of the Okanagan Mountain Park forest fire increases and the immediate threat to residential neighbourhoods diminishes, the Emergency Operations Centre will be scaling back its operations. The Centre will continue to be staffed on a daily basis, however the number of people working at the EOC will decrease as a shift from emergency mode to recovery mode occurs.
In addition the Public Information Line will continue to be staffed to assist callers with queries. Effective Friday August 29th the Public Info Line will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily, including the long week-end. People calling outside of these hours will be able to leave a message, and their call will be returned the next day.