Aug. 22, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m.
For Immediate Release
Evacuation order issued for Whitton Lake area
Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order for six properties in the Whitton Lake area.
Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.
The evacuation route is by helicopter.
Register at the ESS Reception Centre at ESS Reception Centre at 640 Carson Drive in Williams Lake. 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 area here: https://bit.ly/2nZPWtd
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/2tcpS1e (there may be a delay before the map is updated)
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF UNDER EVACUATION ORDER:
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 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
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
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