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Evacuation order for two locations near Highway 27, road still open

The Bulkley-Nechako Regional District has expanded its evacuation order to a pair of locations near Highway 27 between Fort St. James and Vanderhoof.

The expanded evacuation order is in effect for:

  • The Dog Creek Community west and east of Highway 27 along Cook Rd. and Kenner Rd.; and,

  • The Echo Lake Bible Camp.

Highway 27 will remain open until safe travel is compromised.

The following existing evacuation order remains:

  • East of the center of Taltapin Lake and the Bomberger FSR to south of the Camsell FSR-Cunningham FSR Junction and Cunningham FSR-Marie North FSR Junction. The west and north shore of Fraser Lake to Dog Creek Rd. and Nadleh River.

Evacuees Please:

  • Due to limited availability for local accommodations, if you require lodging travel to Prince George. Please register at the ESS reception centre at the Back Entrance of the CN Centre in Prince George located at 100-2187 Ospika Blvd. between 8 am – 6 pm.  After hours, please refer to the sign on the door of the reception centre for available accommodations and further instruction.
  • If you have accommodations with friends and family register at the ESS reception centre at the Burns Lake College of New Caledonia located at 545 Hwy 16 W, 9 am – 4 pm.
  • After hours in regard to Emergency Social Services (ESS) please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
  • Emergency Social Services can provide assistance for food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.

If you are a farm business and require assistance in regard to livestock please contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) at 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • If you need transportation assistance from the area please advise the individual providing this notice or call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako at 250-692-3195 or Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.

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