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Upper Mud River Road evacuation order downgraded to alert

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has downgraded an evacuation order to an evacuation alert for 39 properties in the Upper Mud River Road area. The alert area is shown on the attached map. One additional property within the area remains under an evacuation order.

Those within the evacuation alert area are reminded that though water levels have come down, weather conditions and other factors remain unstable and it is possible for water to rise to concerning levels again.

An evacuation alert also remains in effect for 36 properties in the Chilako River area.

Those in the alert area are asked to prepare in the event that an evacuation is required and take precautions to help prevent damage to their home, property and their personal safety including:

• move equipment and farm implements to higher ground;

• make arrangements for pets and livestock to be moved to safe locations;

• gather important papers in water-tight containers and move valuables to alternate locations; and

• prepare a 72-hour personal survival kit for you and your family.

The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution near rivers and streams. High water-flows can cause bank erosion and instability, and currents in the river can be volatile and unpredictable. Please avoid all streams and water bodies with rising levels.

For more information on emergency preparedness visit the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George website at www.rdffg.bc.ca or call 1-800-667-1959

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