EMERGENCY: There is currently 1 INCIDENT.

What's New

Evacuation alerts lifted to all clear in the east Chilcotin

Sep 8, 2017

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District, Yunesit’in Government and Tl'esqox First Nation – Toosey Indian Band have lifted multiple evacuation alerts in the east Chilcotin to all clear.

Evacuation alerts have been lifted for the following areas:

Adjacent areas remain on evacuation order. View the CRD’s searchable online map to see current alerts and orders: http://arcg.is/2uGik7U

An evacuation alert or order may need to be re-issued as wildfire activity continues in the area, air quality remains poor and additional areas within the CRD remain on evacuation alert or order.

To ensure public safety, stay out of fire affected areas and obey all warning and hazard signs. Interfering in an active fire area will result in crews ceasing ground and air operations potentially endangering nearby properties.

If you have any questions for Emergency Support Services (ESS) please call 587-645-5185.

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

For Cariboo Regional District information, please visit cariboord.ca or facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD. Or call the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977, which is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on week days and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this weekend, Sept. 9-10, 2017.

Information for Livestock Producers and Farmers

As a reminder, livestock producers and farmers returning to their agri-business operations after the “all clear” has been given, who have been eligible for Relocation Assistance through the EOC, have 96 hours to return their livestock to the farm under the current policy. 

Additionally, the Federal and Provincial governments recently made an announcement regarding the Agri-Recovery program.  This program is intended to assist agri-business operators recover through the winter of 2017 and into spring of 2018.  Program details can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017PREM0079-001535 

Any concerns regarding the removal and transport of livestock, supply of feed and recovery in the agri-business sector can be directed to the Cariboo Regional District at 1-866-759-4977.






Page last modified: October 30, 2018 09:50:58 PDT