Nazko Evacuation Update
While water has been receding over the last couple days in the Nazko Valley, the BC River Forecast indicates that the water will rise again with the upcoming warmer temperatures. The water could potentially rise as high as the peak levels observed last weekend.
At this point the CRD is not planning to lift the evacuation order because of the expected rise of water. The CRD plans to allow people back home as soon as it is safe to do so.
The CRD’s two evacuation orders for the Nazko area impact about 120 properties:
- Evacuation Order – Nazko Area – April 29 @ 12 p.m.
- Evacuation Order – Upper Nazko Area – April 29 @ 7 p.m.
The Quesnel Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre is open from 10am-4pm, until further notice. The reception centre is located in the Quesnel Recreation Centre at 500 North Star Road.
For information about rural roads impacted by flooding, find the latest updates at the following websites:
- Side roads: www.tranbc.ca/current-travel-advisories/
- Resource roads: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/natural-resource-use/resource-roads/local-road-safety-information
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
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