Cash for BX flood work

The province has confirmed $3 million in funding for mapping and flood mitigation planning and Vernon will receive $150,000.

Local funds will go to phase one of upper and lower BX Creek flood risk assessment, mapping and flood mitigation planning.

"It’s critical that we invest now in preparedness and disaster mitigation," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. "Funding these projects is another way that we’re building resiliency in our communities to improve public safety."

The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund is a suite of programs designed to enhance the resiliency of local governments and their residents. The province provides the funding, which is administered by Union of BC Municipalities and divided into five streams:

  • flood risk assessment, flood mapping and flood mitigation planning
  • emergency support services
  • emergency operations centres and training
  • structural flood mitigation
  • evacuation routes

The next deadline to apply for this program is Oct. 25, 2019 (Structural Flood Mitigation Intake 2).


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