Numerous Evacuation Orders and Alerts Rescinded
Prince George, BC- There is good news in the Cariboo, where the Regional District has given the all clear to a number of properties, removing the evacuation alerts that have kept people ‘at the ready’ for two months.
Evacuation alerts have been lifted for the following areas:
- Highway 20 Corridor from Alexis Creek to the Fraser River (Map: http://bit.ly/2xbTleq)
- Meldrum area (Map: http://bit.ly/2eTwGwG)
- South of Highway 20 to Gang Ranch and east to the Fraser River (Map: http://bit.ly/2jbAAT7)
Adjacent areas remain on evacuation order.
Although the alerts have been lifted for some regions, and orders downgraded, Emergency Management B.C. Executive Director Chris Duffy says that doesn’t mean the danger is over.”These downgrades area sign that our situation is still moving in a positive direction, but there is still a fair bit of hazard out there.”
There are still 19 evacuation orders in effect in the Province, forcing about 4808 people from their homes, a further 11,622 are on evacuation alert.