RDKB News Release: Residents to Prepare Grab and Go Kits

News Release
Issued by: Regional District of Kootenay   Boundary
Issued: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 |  11:12 AM PT
Website:              emergency.rdkb.com

RDKB Advises Residents to Prepare Grab and Go Kits

With the possibility of imminent flooding, the RDKB is advising residents in the Boundary to prepare emergency or “grab and go” kits should they need to evacuate their homes.

What You Should Do:

  • Locate all family members and designate a meeting area outside the evacuation area, should an Evacuation Order be issued while separated.
  • Pack essential items such as government-issued ID, medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g., insurance, credit, and mortgage information), immediate care needs for dependents or pets, and, if time and space permits, keepsakes for quick departure.
  • Make arrangements to stay with family or friends (if possible).
  • Prepare to move disabled persons, children and/or neighbours, if assistance is needed.
  • Prepare to take pets with you and move livestock to a safe area (if possible).
  • Arrange transportation for all your household.
  • Fill the gas tanks of personal vehicles.
  • Arrange accommodation for all members of the residence, if possible.
  • Monitor for information on a potential Evacuation Order and location of Reception Centres.

For more info on flood preparedness and how to put together a grab and go kit, visit


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