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Re: Wildfire Evacuation Payment

When an evacuation order is given due to a natural disaster, individuals need to leave their homes urgently and often do not have enough time to pack the necessities of life such as food, water, essential clothing (depending on weather conditions), medical supplies, or to plan for transportation and accommodations. In these instances, the Lower Nicola Indian Band may provide a lump-sum payment to evacuees to ensure the evacuees can procure the necessities of life for the duration of the evacuation order. The intent of the emergency evacuation relief payment is to ensure that the Lower Nicola Indian Band can deliver the necessary funds, to help our membership in this time of need.

If you have been evacuated Please reach out to LNIB at 250-378-5157 or email or . This way we can make sure you are safe, and we can set up your Payment to be deposited into your account or update your financial information if necessary.


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Do you live on one of the LNIB Reserves?  We would appreciate you completing the attached form so that we can better respond to you in case of emergency. Please note that only one person in the residence needs to fill in the form.

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Provincial Disaster Relief Guidelines for private residences:



Covid remains a factor in all our lives.  There continues to be a spread of COVID in the Community and we urge everyone to a) be vaccinated and b) to practice all the COVID safety protocols.

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Emergencies – Being Prepared

These staff work to support responders at the scene and work with all involved agencies – RCMP, Health, Red Cross, ambulance, fire, forestry and so forth as each emergency dictates. We urge LNIB community members to be prepared for any type of emergency.  In some cases, you will be directed to “shelter in place” which means that you have to be able to look after yourself and your family for up to 72 hours without outside assistance. Create a Household Emergency Plan In some cases, you may be evacuated – possibly without notice.   An emergency preparedness kit will help you in both situations and you should have it ready at all times, and check the supplies in it twice a year.  You may have some of the items already, such as food, water and a battery operated or wind-up flashlight. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. Would you be able to find your flashlight in the dark? Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffle bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front-hall closet. If you have many people in your household, your emergency kit could get heavy.It’s a good idea to separate some of these supplies in backpacks. That way, your kit will be more portable and each person can personalize his or her own grab-and-go emergency kit.

Basic Emergency Kit Checklist:

  • Water — two litres of water per person per day (include small bottles)
  • Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace once a year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)
  • Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Extra keys for your car and house
  • Cash, traveler’s cheques and change
  • Important family documents such as identification, insurance and bank records
  • Emergency plan — include a copy in your kit as well as contact information

Additional Emergency Kit Supplies:

  • Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning
  • Candles and matches or lighter (place in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)
  • Change of clothing and footwear for each household member
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and garbage bags
  • Prepaid phone card, mobile phone charger
  • Pet food and supplies
  • Infant formula, baby food and supplies
  • Activities for children like books, puzzles or toys
  • Prescription medications, medical equipment
  • Utensils, plates and cups
  • Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets
  • Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, pocket knife)
  • Small fuel-operated stove and fuel
  • Whistle (to attract attention)
  • Duct tape