Williams Lake, B.C. – The Cariboo Regional District is issuing an evacuation alert for fringe areas around Williams Lake, due to weather events forecasted for Wednesday. This predicted weather has the potential to push fires west of Williams Lake towards the City of Williams Lake at a rapid pace.
At this point, the alert is precautionary, but it is important to give residents ample warning to allow everyone to make all necessary preparations.
The evacuation alert applies to the following areas. A map is available at http://bit.ly/2tKAUtz
All existing CRD evacuation orders and alerts around the City of Williams Lake remain in place.
Preparing for evacuation:
More information can be found in a Frequently Asked Questions document here: http://bit.ly/2u2gjDy
An evacuation alert is a notification of potential danger that might arise. An evacuation alert does NOT mean you have to evacuate; rather, you should be prepared to evacuate with short notice. The reason evacuation alerts are issued is to notify residents of the potential for unstable fire conditions.
This alert may be followed by an order to evacuate. When an evacuation order is issued, you must leave your home as soon as possible.
An emergency reception centre has been established at Lake City Secondary (Carson Campus) and any persons self-evacuating should report to this centre.
Should the status of the alert change, the public will be notified immediately through all means possible and everyone is encouraged to monitor local radio stations, legitimate social media sites, as well as the CRD Emergency Operation Centre Facebook page, Twitter (@CaribooRD) and website (cariboord.ca).
To contact the EOC Public Information Line, please call our new toll-free number at 1-866-759-4977.
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