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Evacuation order issued for Alexis Creek to Riske Creek

Aug 12, 2017


August 12, 2017
For Immediate Release


Evacuation order issued for Alexis Creek to Riske Creek


Williams Lake, B.C. Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for Alexis Creek to Riske Creek. This order is replacing the evacuation order issued earlier today from Highway 20 from West of Hanceville to Risk Creek.


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


View a map of the affected areas here: http://bit.ly/2uzAD07


Residents should register at Emergency Support Services (ESS) in Williams Lake at Boitanio Mall between 10:00am and 4:00 pm. Those requiring group lodging will be required to continue on to the ESS Reception Centre in Prince George at the Civic Centre at 808 Canada Games Way.





  • 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 then 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






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