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Williams lake evacuation alert expansion
Courtesy of Cariboo Region District Facebook page

Williams lake evacuation alert expansion

The Cariboo Regional District has expanded the evacuation alert for Williams Lake and West of Quesnel.

The alert was issued Thursday night for the Clisbako area, 100 kilometres west of Quesnel, with an evacuation route along the Blackwater Road.

Because of the potential danger to life and health, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for the following areas:

  • 4 km West of the Nazko River following the Blackwater River; West to the east boundary of Tsacha Lake; Southeast to 7 km Southeast of Toil Mountain; Northeast for 32 km to 4 km west of Marmot Lake; Northerly to the Blackwater River maintaining a 4 km buffer to the Nazko River.

View a map here: http://bit.ly/2uH9Qfb

  • 4 km west of Marmot Lake; Southerly along the Nazko and Clisbako Rivers maintaining a 4 km buffer for a distance of 20 km; West along the Clisbako River to Canyon Mountain; Northerly for 9 km; Northeast for 32 km to Marmot Lake.

View a map here: http://bit.ly/2tOxN7i

An evacuation alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be required.
Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.

Upon notification of an ALERT, you should be prepared for an evacuation order by:

  • Having a plan to transport all family members or co-workers outside of the area, should the area be brought back under evacuation order.
  • Keeping essential items readily available for a quick departure; including medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.).
  • Ensuring that any dependants are prepared for departure.
  • Ensuring that pets and livestock remain in a safe area.
  • Ensuring that you have accommodation options for your family, if possible. Reception Centre will be made available again if required.
  • Monitoring reliable news sources for evacuation order information.

Further information will be issued as it becomes available via the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page (@CRDEmergencyOperations) and the CRD website www.cariboord.ca. For more information contact the CRD’s public phone line at 1-866-759-4577.

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