BC Storm: Community Updates and Resources

FIND HELP: FLOOD EMERGENCY

Evacuee Registration

Emergency Operations

Up to date and reliable information on the flooding

USEFUL RESOURCES

City of Chilliwack Updates

604-792-9311, Emergency After Hours 604-792-2233

District of Hope Updates

604-869-5671

Fraser Valley Regional District Updates

604-845-8873

Alertable (app) for evacuation alerts and updates

DriveBC

BC Hydro Outage Map

EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 

Federal government is waiving normal Employment Insurance (EI) rules for British Columbians left jobless by extreme flooding.

Apply for Employment Insurance online or call 1-877-631-2657

DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in southwest, central and southeast areas of the province and Vancouver Island who were affected by flooding and landslides from Nov. 14-16, 2021: The link below will provide the process for individuals, small businesses, farms and charitable organizations:

Apply for Disaster Financial Assistance online

CHILLIWACK EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES RECEPTION CENTRE

The Emergency Support Services Reception Centre is located at Evergreen Hall at 9291 Corbould Street for anyone needing immediate assistance.

CHILLIWACK AVAILABLE SHELTERS

Tourism Chilliwack has partnered with the Chilliwack Chamber in supporting the City and Reception Centre with housing evacuees and all guests finding themselves without shelter in Chilliwack. If you or someone you know is in need of housing, please call 604-392-1183 between 8AM – 8PM to request assistance.

Residents who have extra space available and are willing to assist those requiring shelter can contact Leanna at the Chilliwack Chamber via email leanna@chilliwackchamber.com to register.

*Please note, Tourism Ch’illiwack and the Chilliwack Chamber are not able to perform background checks on residents or evacuees at this time. Any participants taking part in this initiative do so at their own risk.

HOPE RECOVERY OPERATIONS

The Hope Food Bank is handling distribution for those directly affected by the flooding.  For more information, please contact Hope Community Services at (604) 869-2466.

Food and supplies have been, and will continue to be diverted to our regional small communities and First Nations to assist with their needs.  This is being coordinated through the Fraser Valley Regional District.

The District of Hope will provide further updates as they become available. Due to current Internet limitations, if you need further information, please call us on (604) 869-5671 or come to our front desk.

YARROW EMERGENCY SERVICES

Flood Relief Community Care Centre, 42228 Yarrow Central Rd, Open 9am – 5 pm. Request financial assistance, volunteer workers and counselling. Contact 778-860-7500 or info@yarrowalliance.org

Need Food?

Victoria’s Food Hub, 41620 #3 Rd, Open 24/7. Hampers, hot meals and coffee available for pickup

Mennonite Brethren Church, 41995 Yarrow Central Rd, Open 9 am-5 pm. Hot or frozen meals available for pickup

SPCA

The SPCA will be assisting with animal-related aid. For emergency boarding please call 1-855-622-7722.

The SPCA will have supplies for pets coming to the branch at 6797 Hopedale Road between 10 am and 4 pm.

If you find a stray dog please contact the FVRD care center at 1-844-495-CARE  *please note that their response times may be delayed due to strained resources. If you’re able: please keep the dog contained and safe, and post to social media groups to help reunite until AC is able to attend.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

BC Crisis Line – 24/7 distress phone lines and online chat services between 12pm and 1am. You call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

Fraser Health Crisis Line
604-951-8855 – 1-877-820-7444

KUU-US Indigenous Crisis Line 1-800-588-8717 (toll free, 24/7 support available)

Kids Help Phone Text CONNECT to 686868

BC Virtual Mental Health Supports 

CMHA BC coping through a natural disaster emergency

HOW YOU CAN HELP

VOLUNTEER

Chilliwack City Life Church

City Life Church is looking for volunteers for this week’s meal services for those who are still displaced from their homes. Volunteers will need to help with peeling vegetables, clearing tables, cooking, cleaning, etc. If you are able to volunteer please call City Life Church at 604-792-0694 to sign up. They are located at 46641 Chilliwack Central Road.

Yarrow Flood Relief Community Care Centre 

The community of Yarrow has established a Flood Relief Community Care Centre. They are looking for volunteers, food assistance, financial donations, housing assistance, and teams of people willing to help with cleanup. If you are able to volunteer please call Yarrow Alliance Church at 778-860-7500. They are located at 42228 Yarrow Central Road.

ONLINE DONATIONS

Chilliwack Salvation Army

Hope Food Bank 

Chilliwack Search and Rescue 

Canadian Red Cross

Samaritan’s Purse 

United Way British Columbia

BC SPCA 

Global Medic 

DONATIONS

Clothing donations welcomed at MCC store, 42232 Yarrow Central

Food donations welcomed at Victoria’s Food Hub, [41620 #3 Rd, Open 24/7]

MEDIA ENQUIRIES 

Please contact Sarah Honey with requests for information or interviews.

Sarah Honey
613-992-2940
sarah.honey.806@parl.gc.ca