Merritt Support Centre Changes

EFFECTIVE July 30, 2022:  The City of Merritt has transitioned the Merritt Support Centre to the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), located in the same facility at 102-1700 Garcia Street. If you are seeking Red Cross support, you can visit their team in-person at the Centre from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST. If you prefer to meet over the phone, please connect with the Canadian Red Cross by calling 1-800-863-6582, or via email bcfloodrecovery@redcross.ca.

For any inquiries related to the City of Merritt, contact City Hall at 250-378-4224 or info@merritt.ca.

On June 29th, 2022, the City of Merritt’s Recovery Operations Team and consultants presented several potential flood mitigation options to Council. The designs that were presented are preliminary and may be considered further once funding from other levels of government have been secured.

Additional input from the community will be an important part of any final decision making.

A PDF of the presentation can be found here.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) provides financial support to assist individuals, small businesses, and municipal governments in recovering from a disaster and restoring damaged property to its pre-disaster condition. This assistance is meant to compensate for sudden, unexpected, and uninsurable losses.

The Province has listed overland flooding in the Merritt area as a DFA “eligible event”, and Merritt residents may be eligible to apply for this assistance.

Please contact DFA directly, by phone at 1-888-257-4777 (toll-free) or email here.

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