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Evacuation order issued for the upper Nazko area

Apr 29, 2018

Williams Lake, B.C. – The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Upper Nazko area due to danger from flooding and potential loss of access routes. 

The expanded order area includes 74 properties. Members of the RCMP will be going door to door with the evacuation order on Monday morning, April 30. View a map of the affected areas here: bit.ly/2JzlKxK

The Evacuation Route is: the Snaking River Forest Service Road to the Harrington Pit Road, then to Nazko Highway 59.

For those residents unable to evacuate – please contact the CRD’s Emergency Operations Centre at 1-866-759-4977 and shelter in place until the RCMP arrives to evacuate you by helicopter tomorrow morning. A bus will be waiting to transport evacuees to the ESS reception centre in Quesnel.

Please register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at the reception centre in the Quesnel Recreation Centre at 500 North Star Road, which will be open until 10:00 p.m. tonight. It will open again at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • 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.
  • Register with Emergency Support Services (ESS).

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 (8:00 a.m. - 9 p.m.). For after-hours emergencies, 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: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup

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