State of Emergency to be Extended
Premier Horgan makes Announcement on Legislature grounds
Prince George, B.C. – The State of Emergency in B.C. will be extended for two weeks.The State of emergency was to end at midnight July 21st.
Premier John Horgan made the announcement this morning, saying more funds will be made available to people and communities impacted by the wildfires.
He has asked members of cabinet to establish a special task force to ensure all challenges being faced will be dealt with on a priority basis.
This means evacuees will receive a further $600 dollars.
The funding is within the $100 million dollars set aside by the previous Liberal Government .
“In the days ahead we will be making further announcements” said Horgan.
Horgan says he expects to be coming to the area at the end of the week, but in the meantime, Minister of Natural Resources Doug Donaldson, Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth and Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice will head to the Cariboo tomorrow.
“We are going to hit the ground running” said Horgan.