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Flood waters receding in the West Chilcotin

While flooding continues in the West Chilcotin, the BC River Forecast Centre reports the waters are receding. The Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to support residents in the area to safely shelter in place.

Flood mapping indicates that about 120 properties along the Chilcotin River and its tributaries may have been impacted by the flooding; however, the situation for every property varies. The EOC is working with its partners today to determine how long residents will be without road access. The EOC will be supporting resident’s with food and water as needed while they are without road access to amenities.

Residents affected by flooding are encouraged to contact the CRD’s Emergency Operations Centre at 1-866-759-4977 (open from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.):

Let us know if you have road access issues and your food and water needs. If you’ve reached out already, we also want to know if your situation changes.

Call to speak to our Water Stewardship Liaison regarding repairs in and about streams (press 1).

Talk to an Agricultural Liaison to report your agricultural impacts and for related questions (press 2).

Repair work is underway on many of the road closures in the area. Visit the Drive BC website and the Forest District webpage (forest service roads) for the latest updates on road access.

Find more information on flood preparedness, current freshet conditions and emergency updates at:

CRD Website: cariboord.ca/EOC

CRD Emergency Operations Facebook Page: facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations

Road Conditions: drivebc.ca

www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resource-roads/local-road-safety-information/cariboo-chilcotin-road-safety-information

Prepared BC – Disaster Readiness Information: www.gov.bc.ca/preparedbc

BC River Forecast Centre: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/drought-flooding-dikes-dams/river-forecast-centre/snow-survey-water-supply-bulletin

Sandbagging – General Information: www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/flooding/sandbagging.pdf

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders or other emergency updates:

https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup.

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