Do you know what to do before, during and after a flood?

We have compiled a list of flood resources you and your community can refer to.

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2022 Flood Resources – Before, During and After a Flood

After a Flood: Get Prepared (Government of Canada - a MS Word version is available upon request)  https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/flds-ftr-en.aspx

Assessment of Septic Systems After a Flood (First Nations Health Authority)  https://www.fnha.ca/WellnessSite/WellnessDocuments/FNHA-Assessment-of-Septic-Systems-After-a-Flood.pdf

BC River Forecast Centre (includes Flood Warnings and Advisories)  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/drought-flooding-dikes-dams/river-forecast-centre

Be Prepared for Floods  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/floods

Before a Flood: Get Prepared (Government of Canada - a MS Word version is available upon request)  https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/flds-bfr-en.aspx

Before a storm surge (Get Prepared, Government of Canada)  https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/strmsrgs-bfr-en.aspx

Be Well Aware—Ensure your well water is safe during and after emergencies (Government of Canada)  https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/healthy-living/water-talk-ensure-well-water-safe-during-after-emergencies.html

Clean Up After a Flood (HealthLink BC - a MS Word version is available upon request)  https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/clean-after-flood

Cleaning the House After a Flood (Alberta Health Services)  https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/Advisories/ne-pha-cleaning-house.pdf

Disinfection of a Well After Flooding—Floodwatch Tip (Fraser Health)  https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Topics/Flood-Planning/Flood_Disinfection_Well.pdf

During a Flood: Get Prepared (Government of Canada - a MS word version is available upon request)  https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/flds-drng-en.aspx

Flood Information for Food Premises (Interior Health)  https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/Emergency/FloodsLandslides/Documents/HP-FS-9052-Flood-Info-Food-Premises.pdf

Flood Preparedness Guide (PreparedBC)  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_flood_preparedness_guide_fillable.pdf

Food Safety After a Flood (Interior Health)  https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/Emergency/FloodsLandslides/Documents/After%20Flood%20-%20Food%20Safety.pdf

Flood zones are danger zones (BC Centre for Disease Control, Nov. 19, 2021)  http://www.bccdc.ca/news-stories-site/Pages/Flood-zones-are-danger-zones.aspx

Floods—Before, During and After (Canadian Red Cross - a MS Word version is available upon request)  https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/types-of-emergencies/floods

Floods—Fortis BC  https://www.fortisbc.com/safety-outages/preparing-for-emergencies/floods

Floods: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health)  https://ncceh.ca/environmental-health-in-canada/health-agency-projects/floods-prevention-preparedness-response-and

Freshet and Flood (BC Ministry of Agriculture)  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/business-market-development/emergency-management/freshet-and-flood

Guide to Flood Recovery: Canadian Red Cross  https://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/What-We-Do/Emergencies-and-Disasters-CDN/Flood_Recovery_Guide_2018_SCREEN.pdf

How to Stay Safe During Severe Flood (FNHA communique, Feb. 2020 - a MS Word version is available upon request)  https://www.fnha.ca/about/news-and-events/news/flood-safety-information

Indigenous Peoples (FloodSmart Canada)  http://floodsmartcanada.ca/indigenous-peoples/

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Indoor Air Quality: Mould and Other Biological Contaminants (HealthLink BC)  https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/air-quality-mould

Post-Disaster Food Assessment and Salvaging Best Practices: Literature Review and Jurisdictional Ban (Alberta Health Services)   https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/4fef252b-ccaa-423e-b022-3ee1655f9c94/resource/5fae93ef-e17c-4f4f-ae88-eeccbed7306c/download/health-post-disaster-food-assessment-and-salvaging-best-practices-literature-review-jurisdiction.pdf

Recovery after a flood (BC Government)  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-management/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/floods/after-flood

Re-entering Your Flooded Home (US Centre for Disease Control)  https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.html

Re-opening Outdoor Public Spaces After Flooding (US Centre for Disease Control)  https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/rra/reopening-outdoor-spaces-after-flooding.html

Sewage Systems and Flooding: Safety, Sanitization, and Clean-Up (BC Government  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/keeping-bc-healthy-safe/health-emergency-response/sewage_systems_and_flooding.pdf

 

 

For more information or if you need assistance, please contact:

Erik Blaney

FNESS Preparedness and Response Manager

778-694-0907

eblaney@fness.bc.ca