Evacuees Advised to Be Vigilant
Temporary home set up at CNC by evacuee- photo 250News
Prince George, B.C.- “Whenever there are vulnerable people, there will be those who will prey on them”, those are the words of Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass following reports some of the evacuees camped out in the CNC parking lot have been victims of theft.
Corporal Douglass says while the RCMP has stepped up its patrols of the area to ensure the evacuees are safe, it is impossible for them to be on the scene all the time.
He says evacuees should report anything suspicious to security at the emergency reception centre, and make a report to the PG RCMP as well.
So far, Price George has received 2,700 evacuees.
The CNC shelter is at capacity, the Northern Sport Centre is set up for more. Prince George Secondary School has also been made into a shelter, but some of the evacuees have parked their RVs, campers or set up tents in the CNC parking lot and on the grounds of the College.
Cpl. Douglass doesn’t have the exact number of reported thefts, but urges evacuees to make sure their property is as secure as is possible.