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Re-Entry to 100 Mile House and Area under Consideration

Jul 17, 2017

Monday July 17, 2017

The District of 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) have begun evaluating the possibility for a safe return home for residents currently on evacuation order from the District of 100 Mile House and surrounding areas.

Before further details can be provided, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted to ensure the integrity of all infrastructure and utilities, such as water, sewer, roads, hydro, natural gas and emergency telephone services, to ensure the community is safe for re-occupancy. Any infrastructure and utilities that are not functioning properly will be identified and repaired.

Priority services required to sustain the re-entry of evacuated residents will also be established, including but not limited to emergency healthcare services, food services, waste management services and security of adjacent areas which may still be on order. The District of 100 Mile and CRD will liaise with agencies who will establish staffing requirements, time frames needed to become operational as well as the service level expectations that can be offered to returning residents.

It is not possible to determine when residents can return until the comprehensive assessment and re-servicing plan has been established. Further, re-entry is dependent on fire activity in the surrounding area that remains active as resident safety is paramount.

The District and CRD appreciate residents’ patience as the initial stages leading to re-entry are initiated. We look forward to being able to return residents to their homes in a safe and efficient manner.

Residents from the area should watch for updates on the status of a potential re-entry through the following media:

Residents can also sign up to receive alerts via voice message, text or email here: http://bit.ly/2us1XNa


Media Contacts:

Cariboo Regional District, Emergency Operations Centre
Emily Epp, Manager of Communications

District of 100 Mile House, Emergency Operations Centre
Joanne Doddridge, EOC Planning


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