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Evacuation Order for Area North of Kleena Kleene

Aug 18, 2017

 

August 18, 2017
 
EOC-17-87
 
For Immediate Release

Evacuation Order for Area North of Kleena Kleene

Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has expanded an evacuation order for an area north of Kleena Kleene. This order is replacing the Kleena Kleene order issued on August 3, 2017, at 11:00 p.m.

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/2vMp6th

Residents should register at Emergency Support Services (ESS) in Bella Coola at 626 Cliffe Street.

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 then 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, and 9:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. August 18, 2017.

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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