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Evacuation order issued north of Highway 20 to south of Tzenzaicut Lake

Aug 12, 2017
August 12, 2017
For Immediate Release

Evacuation Order issued north of Highway 20 to south of Tzenzaicut Lake

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for areas north of Highway 20 to south of Tzenzaicut Lake including the Chantslar Lake Area.  This order replaces the North of Highway 20 to South of Tzenzaicut Lake order to include the Chantslar Lake Area.

Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action. The evacuation route is Highway 20 to Bella Coola

View a map of the affected areas here:http://bit.ly/2vQcgv9


  • You must leave the area immediately
  • Register at ESS in Bella Coola at the Bella Coola Valley Inn at 441 MacKenzie Street.
  • 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.


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




Media Contact:
EOC Communications
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre



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