The City's Deputy Emergency Program Specialist Jowett Wong worked in the Emergency Operations Centre with Emergency Social Services (ESS) at the Okanagan Indian Band, assisting with the flooding emergency response.
During the summer, the Victoria Ready ESS volunteer team assisted evacuees displaced from wildfires in British Columbia.
A provincial state of emergency was declared on July 7, 2017. It was extended four times over a nine-week period. Approximately 65,000 people were evacuated from their homes.