The City of Merritt and the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) have opened a resiliency centre to provide ongoing support to flood-affected residents in all surrounding communities.
The centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at the Merritt Civic Center at 1950 Mamette Ave.
The resiliency centre will help answer questions and provide resources for flood evacuees and residents returning home after flooding.
The Red Cross and Emergency Support Services are on site at the Resiliency Center along with Disaster Financial Assistance and Disaster Psychosocial Services. The Insurance Bureau of Canada and a number of insurance companies will be available to provide advice and help property owners file insurance claims. Other agencies that will have information available include Interior Health, the First Nations Health Authority, Service BC, Technical Safety BC, ICBC, TNRD/Merritt Debris Management and Service Canada.
Services are available for residents who have experienced flooding who live in Merritt or surrounding unincorporated communities and Indigenous communities.
For more information, contact:
Dale Kronebusch, Resiliency Manager
Thompson-Nicola Regional District