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Evacuation Alert Issued for Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake Areas

Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 4:47 PM

Williams Lake, B.C. – The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation alert.

This time the affected areas are the Anahim Lake and Nimpo Lake areas, about 320 kilometres west of Williams Lake.

To view a map of the areas click here.

Those residents under an alert should be prepared for an 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. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations as well as the CRD website at cariboord.ca.  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977.


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