As part of reviewing this year’s emergencies, the Cariboo Regional District has opened a survey for residents and visitors. The survey measures overall response efforts, mental health, agriculture, and business impacts.
The survey is available immediately online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRDwildfires2018 and can be completed at Cariboo Regional District libraries for those who do not have access to a computer. The survey will remain open until October 1.
Results will be published late this fall as part of a review report to be provided by Butterfly Effect Communications, who completed last year’s public consultation on behalf of the district.
District Thanks Residents and Visitors
The Cariboo Regional District closed their Emergency Operations Centre on Friday, which was activated on July 31 as a result of wildfires. Remaining evacuation alerts have been lifted to all clear, and no evacuation orders or alerts are in place in the region.
“We would like to thank residents and visitors within our region for their cooperation throughout this year’s wildfires,” said John MacLean, CAO for the district. “Some residents have spent 8 of the last 14 months in or near evacuations due to floods or fires. We commend them for their resiliency and their patience, and sincerely thank the thousands of emergency responders who have worked to keep residents safe.”
Following last season’s wildfires, the region worked to improve our processes and complete some adopted recommendations from last year’s public consultation report within the limited time available between flood and wildfire seasons. Heading into this season, the district sought to limit the impact on residents. “We were able to reduce the length of evacuations, eliminate the impact on highways, and were fortunate that wildfires did not reach large populations as they did last year,” said Mr. MacLean.
Overall statistics related to this season’s wildfires:
Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding future Evacuation Alerts and Orders: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup
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