Central Cariboo Area #5 Evacuation Alert

Updated: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

Category: Evacuation Alerts

CRD Evacuation Alert

Central Cariboo Area #5

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm


Pursuant to the BC Emergency Program Act, an updated Alert is being issued by the Cariboo Regional District to reflect the North of McCauley Lake to Gavin Lake Area order.

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In an alert area, you must remain prepared to evacuate your premises or property should it be required.  Due to ongoing fire control activities, access to some areas may be limited and is at the discretion of check point personnel.

Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.


Upon notification of an ALERT, you should be prepared for the evacuation order by:

  • Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.
  • Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc). Have these items readily available for quick departure.
  • Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.
  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
  • Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order. 
  • Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.
  • Monitoring news sources for information on evacuation orders and locations of Reception Centres.

Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page as well as the CRD website at  www.cariboord.ca   

For more information contact:  1-866-759-4977



  • Alerts and orders that have been replaced or rescinded and news releases can be found on the EOC Archive page
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