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Evacuation order expanded for north western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko

Aug 11, 2018

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an expanded evacuation order for 901 properties in the north western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko.  This order is replacing the “North Western CRD Boundary to Southern Edge of Tsacha Lake Area Evacuation Order” issued on August 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  

Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.

The following properties on the Kluskus Forest Service Road (FSR) will be evacuated by helicopter:

  • District Lot 1833
  • Block A, District Lot 91,
  • Block B, District Lot 91,
  • District Lot 92

For the remaining properties in the evacuation order, depending on the location of the property, there are two available evacuation routes:

  • Some residents may need to take the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail to Batnuni Road, to Blackwater Road through Quesnel and North to Prince George via Highway 97.
  • Some residents may need to take the Nazko Road to Blackwater Road through Quesnel, North to Prince George via Highway 97.

Register at the ESS Reception Centre at Exhibition Park at Ospika Boulevard and 18th Avenue in Prince George.

Please note, if you have a primary residence outside of the evacuation order, you will not be eligible for Emergency Support Services (ESS).

View a map of the affected areas here:  https://bit.ly/2nvd6r8

Use the CRD’s online interactive map to see all the areas on evacuation alert or order and the wildfires in the area: https://bit.ly/2r9P2MQ (there may be a delay before the map is updated)

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Do not shut off your natural gas if you receive an evacuation order. For more information visit www.fortisbc.com.
  • 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 at the ESS Reception Centre at Exhibition Park at Ospika Boulevard and 18th Avenue in Prince George.

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/emergency.  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:00am – 10:00 pm daily).

 

Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup

 

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Media Contact:

EOC Communications

Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

250-302-9003

eoccommunications@cariboord.ca

 

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