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EOC Update - April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

The Cariboo Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is actively coordinating and monitoring flooding issues throughout the region in support of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

The CRD’s EOC is providing sandbags to residents as needed. However, it is the homeowner's responsibility to undertake temporary and permanent flood protection works to protect their home and property. If you need sandbags, contact the EOC. Learn more about proper sandbagging techniques: bit.ly/2FldNd1

High stream flows and flooding are expected to continue throughout the weekend. This evening, the BC River Forecast Centre upgraded areas in the Cariboo to a flood watch, including the Nazko River, West Road River, Bonaparte River and tributary rivers around Williams Lake, Quesnel and surrounding areas.

Read the full advisory here: http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm

The Cariboo Regional District activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) yesterday, April 26, 2018, to respond to flooding issues in the region. The EOC will remain active throughout the weekend from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are experiencing flooding issues that affect your home or business, please contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, please call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.

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 or other emergency updates: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup

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