Training Officer Eugene Hydamacka was a volunteer fireman with the Silver Creek Fire Department. He stopped by to say goodbye to his house in the middle of the disaster.
“When I returned later, I was surprised that my house was still standing. My animals had been evacuated by a good Samaritan when I was too busy to take care of them. I was trying my best to save my neighbours’ homes.”
A rancher in Enderby kindly boarded Eugene’s animals for free.
James Murray, Salmon Arm Observer, c. 1998