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Evacuation order issued for Maeford Lake area

Aug 11, 2017

Williams Lake, B.C. – An evacuation order has been issued by Cariboo Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for the Maeford Lake area, which is about 10 kilometres northwest of the north arm of Quesnel Lake.

See a map of the affected areas: http://bit.ly/2uNFlCQ

The evacuation route is: West to Likely on the Cariboo River FSR (8400 Road) or North to Barkerville on the Mathew Valley Road (8400 Road)

If you have accommodations arranged, register at ESS in Williams Lake at Boitanio Mall or Quesnel at 500 North Star Road between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  If you require group lodging, register at the ESS Reception Centre in Prince George at the Civic Centre at 808 Canada Games Way.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately
    • Close all windows and doors
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers
    • Close gates (latch) but do not lock
    • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and Keys) only if they are immediately available.  Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
    • Do not use more vehicles than you have to.
    • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY

Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations as well as the CRD website at cariboord.ca.  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977.

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup

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