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Five Cariboo properties evacuated due to flooding

Hawks Creek Road area

Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for four properties along Hawks Creek due to flooding: 3451, 3453, 3467, 3475 Horsefly Road.

Due to immediate danger to life safety due to flooding, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action. The evacuation route is: Head south on Horsefly Road.

The Cariboo Regional District has also ordered the evacuation of one property at  1979 Milburn Lake Road.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Do not shut off your natural gas.
  • 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.
  • Do not use more vehicles than you have to.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.
  • Register with Emergency Support Services (ESS)

YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY.

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/emergency. For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30am – 4:30pm daily).

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:

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

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