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May 1 Forglen Road evacuation order downgraded to alert

May 1, 2020

Evacuation Order downgraded to alert for one property on Forglen Road

Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has downgraded the evacuation order issued April 26, 2020 for one property on Forglen Road, to an evacuation alert, which means residents are allowed to return to the area. Before deciding to return, residents are advised there is still high water and flooding in the area and that they remain on evacuation alert.

See a map of the affected areas: https://bit.ly/ForglenRdDG 

Remaining On Evacuation Alert

Since the area remains on evacuation alert, residents should remain prepared for an evacuation:

  • Have a plan to transport all family members or co-workers outside the area (while practicing physical distancing if possible), should the area be brought back under evacuation order.
  • Keep essential items readily available for a quick departure, including medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependents and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc).
  • Ensure that any dependents or pets are prepared for departure.
  • Ensure that pets and livestock remain in a safe area.
  • Ensure that you have accommodation options for your family, if possible. A Reception Centre will be made available if required.
  • Monitor reliable news sources for evacuation order information and the CRD’s channels on Facebook and cariboord.ca. Further information will be issued as it becomes available.

Residents throughout the Cariboo Regional District are reminded to use caution as banks of rivers, streams or washout areas may be unstable and dangerous. Please stay away from fast flowing water, as well as road washouts.

Contact the CRD’s EOC if you have concerns about flooding in your area, need sand and/or sandbags. It is the homeowner's responsibility to undertake temporary and permanent flood protection to protect their home and property.

For Cariboo Regional District information, please visit cariboord.ca/EOC or facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations or @CaribooRD or call the CRD’s emergency information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30am – 4:30pm daily).

 

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Media Contact:

EOC Communications
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
250-302-9003
eoccommunications@cariboord.ca 

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