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Wildfire Update 1 – Critical Communications

July 10th, 2017, News

OFFICE CLOSURE

Due to the current Wildfire situation in the region the CCCTA offices are temporarily closed for the week of July 10. Members of the team are working remotely – where they have access to communication services. We ask you to be patient with our response times and we will get to you as soon as possible.

If your matter is urgent contact Amy by email amy@landwithoutlimits.com or in dire cases, at home 250-392-2027.

Thank you for your concern and prayers for all affected by the Wildfires across the province

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

During this high stress time, please remember to only share information from approved sources and be very cautious about information on social media. It is sometimes difficult to remain consistent in these situations and we are here to assist in any way we can. We share only official information in order to reduce any further stress and/or panic that can be caused by well-intended but false information on social medial.

As a quick reference here are some of the official communication links to follow:

Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre or Facebook page
Wildfire BC
Drive BC
Emergency BC
Thompson Nicola Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
Emergency Social Services

These are the official sources of information that you should share on your channels, please refrain for forwarding unconfirmed information from other social media sources.

YOUR BUSINESS STATUS

Each of us is being impacted differently by the Wildfire Situation and we, too, are thinking about how this impacts you and your business. If your business is not currently being directly affected by an Evacuation Order, as part of our planning and communication it would be very helpful if you could reply with quick answers to the following questions:

  1. How many rooms (beds per room) do you currently have available and not booked?
  2. If highways remains closed this week (so current guests are not departing) do you have any concerns about being overbooked?
  3. Do you have any guests that have an urgent need to depart this week? If so, please send a short note about their situation so we can try to get some assistance. Do not make any promises.
  4. How long will your supplies last with your current guests? If you were full?
  5. Are you able to host evacuees if required?
  6. Do you have any questions, concerns or needs you would like us to try to assist with?

Thank you all for your amazing support and perseverance – talk soon!