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EOC Update - April 29, 2018

Apr 29, 2018

The Cariboo Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to coordinate and monitor 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 issued two evacuation orders for the Nazko area today due to flooding from the Nazko River. The evacuation orders impact about 120 properties.

The CRD’s EOC is providing sandbags to residents as needed. 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 through the week. 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. 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

For more information:

Media Contact:
Emily Epp, Public Information Officer
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
250-302-9003
eoccommunications@cariboord.ca

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