Number of Evacuees Continues to Climb
Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 1:48 PM
Prince George, B.C. – There are now over 6,000 evacuees in Prince George.
They’ve arrived in the northern capital fleeing wildfires in the Cariboo.
The City of Prince George says of the 6,029 evacuees – over 1,200 of them are children.
Included in this number:
- 506 are in group lodging
- 635 are in RV parking
- 3,075 have found alternative accommodation
- 565 have found commercial lodging
Thus far, the City has distributed about $458,000 in grocery vouchers.
Its a real big black eye for the city I think for not having a proper municipal RV site and sanitation station. It sends the message loud and clear that PG is not a tourist oriented city. I often use municipal or nearby Provincial campsites to travel and PG has neither. Its the only way a family can travel on a budget. Places like Powell River I will stay an extra day or two because they have a fantastic municipal campground.
In the event of a regional disaster having a municipal campground in the city close to amenities is almost a must have.
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