TNRD to Issue Test Emergency Notice to Voyent Alert! Users on May 10

Kamloops, BC – May 6, 2024 – In alignment with Emergency Preparedness Week, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) will be issuing a test alert of its emergency notification system on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 10:30 am through Voyent Alert!

The TNRD uses Voyent Alert! to share information when the Emergency Operations Centre is activated, including evacuation alerts, evacuation orders, downgrading or rescinding these notices, and other relevant emergency notices. All TNRD emergency updates are also shared on the TNRD’s new, dedicated emergency website (, and on the TNRD Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) social media pages.

The public can receive TNRD emergency notices via the Voyent Alert! smartphone app (Android or iOS), SMS text, email, or voice call. This service is free for residents, easy to use, and anonymous, and helps ensure that residents have access to trusted, timely, and accurate information when their property is impacted. To register for Voyent Alert!, visit:

Please be advised that the TNRD only has jurisdiction to issue evacuation alerts or orders for properties located in the 10 TNRD Electoral Areas. If your address is in a Member Municipality of the TNRD or a First Nations community within TNRD boundaries, please refer to your local government for local updates during an emergency.

“With hot and dry weather in the immediate forecast, the risk of wildfires and flooding due to snow melt will increase in many areas, and we also want to urge the public to be prepared,” said Mike Knauff, TNRD Emergency Program Coordinator. “Have your own emergency plan in place in case your property is placed on Evacuation Order. Know the risk levels for your property, and make any preparations that you can to help your home withstand a potential flood or wildfire.”

Ongoing drought conditions combined with hot and dry weather are expected to lead to an increased risk of more severe wildfires in the months ahead. Many private properties in the TNRD are in the wildland urban interface, and it is crucial for residents to FireSmart™ their property to reduce the risk of wildfire damage. There are many easy steps to make your home more resilient. To learn more, visit:

For more information on preparing for various emergencies, visit: To find a list of relevant emergency webpages from various agencies, click here.

Media Contact:

Colton Davies, Communications Manager
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6299

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