IF YOU HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY FLOODING
Click Here for the Re‐entry Package
Returning to your home after a flood can be hazardous.
This package contains resources to help you return safely.
Please read this entire package. If at any time you feel unsafe, do not proceed – call the RDKB Emergency Operations Centre at 1‐888‐747‐9119.
In case of emergency call 911.
What Does Your Rapid Damage Assessment Placard Mean?
The Rapid Damage Assessment is a high-level exterior examination intended to identify obvious risks to life or safety. It was not conducted to evaluate legislative or code compliance or for insurance or financial reimbursement purposes.
Green: INSPECTED - The structure has been inspected for life safety purposes only and no apparent structural or safety hazard was observed that would restrict use or occupancy. A more comprehensive inspection may reveal safety hazards. Please report any unsafe condition to local authorities; re-inspection may be required.
Yellow: RESTRICTED USE - This structure has been inspected for life safety purposes only and found to be damaged as described on the placard. Please refer to the placard for information on why entry, occupancy and lawful use are restricted. Homeowners should consult with a licensed electrical and / or gas contractor to ensure that any flood-damaged electrical works and gas appliances are safe to use.
Red: UNSAFE - This structure has been inspected for life safety purposes only and found to be seriously damaged and is unsafe to occupy as described on the placard. Do not enter, except as specifically authorized in writing by the authority having jurisdiction. Entry may result in death or injury. Homeowners must consult an engineer or qualified contractor to assess damage.
Any questions regarding your Rapid Damage Assessment can be directed to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre at 1-888-747-3172.