The Cariboo Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to coordinate and monitor flooding issues throughout the region in support of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
The CRD issued two evacuation orders for the Nazko area yesterday (Sun April 29th) due to flooding from the Nazko River. The evacuation orders impact about 120 properties.
- Evacuation Order – Nazko Area – April 29 @ 12 p.m.
- Evacuation Order – Upper Nazko Area – April 29 @ 7 p.m.
The CRD’s EOC is providing sandbags to residents as needed. It is the homeowner's responsibility to undertake temporary and permanent flood protection works to protect their home and property. If you need sandbags, contact the EOC. Learn more about proper sandbagging techniques: bit.ly/2FldNd1
High stream flows and flooding are expected to continue through the week. If you are experiencing flooding issues that affect your home or business, please contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977. For after-hours emergencies, please call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.
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: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup
For more information:
Emily Epp, Public Information Officer
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre