City of P.G. Activates Emergency Operations Centre in Response to Wildfires
Prince George, B.C. – Cariboo residents displaced by wildfires in their region can now head to Prince George for help.
The City of Prince George has activated its Emergency Operations Centre in the gymnasium at the College of New Caledonia says director of external relations Rob Van Adrichem.
“Which is basically something that happens when we’re being very focused on responding to a situation,” he says.
“So, the last time we had our EOC activated was during last winter’s ice jam on the Nechako.”
Once registered at CNC, Van Adrichem says evacuees can find out about accomodation, emergency medical needs, food or how to care for their livestock or pets.
(He says initial preparations are underway to house livestock at the Agriplex).
Van Adrichem says 150 evacuees are already here and the goal is to be able to accommodate thousands in Prince George if need be.
He says they are also in the process of creating a phone number people can call.
“Basically, the long and the short of it is we’re really wanting to make sure people from the Cariboo who are evacuated, who are coming to Prince George, go to CNC.”