Immediate Evacuation Order for City of Williams Lake and surrounding areas
Williams Lake, B.C. - An Evacuation Order has been issued for Williams Lake and the following areas in the Cariboo Regional District:
This means that all individuals in the City and the above areas must evacuate immediately.
Follow Highway 97 South to Highway 24 (South of 100 Mile House); follow Highway 24 to Little Fort. Officials are keeping traffic moving at the Little Fort intersection (the junction of Highway 24 and Highway 5) to ensure everyone evacuating can reach their destination safely.
If you need Emergency Social Services (ESS) such as group lodging, phone the Red Cross at 1-800-863-6582 and they will direct you to emergency lodging at a location closest to you that still has space available. There will likely be a high call volume; please be patient on the line and keep trying until you get through, your call will be answered.
The City of Williams Lake has activated 12 zones within its boundaries, each of which has a muster point. There are no muster points in any of the surrounding areas. Residents in these areas who are unable to self-evacuate must make their way to a muster point in the City immediately as buses departing the City cannot wait indefinitely. If residents are unable to get to a muster point, please call the RCMP at 250-392-6211 immediately. If you do not call, there is no way to know that you require assistance. If you have already self-identified to the EOC and you are unable to travel to a muster point, please shelter in place until help arrives.
Evacuation Muster Zone Maps and other emergency information are available on the City’s website at http://www.williamslake.ca/253/Evacuation-Map
When you evacuate:
Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text or call regarding updates Evacuation Alerts and Orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup
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