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The City of Quesnel orders a state of local emergency

April 12, 2021
News Release

The City of Quesnel has ordered a state of local emergency due to the risk of landslide within the area of Panorama Ridge. The state of local emergency allows the city to respond to the threat of land erosion which could potentially result in the destruction of infrastructure & property, and create risks to public safety.

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the City of Quesnel for 505 Panorama Ridge, and an Evacuation Alert has been issued to four adjoining properties located along Panorama Ridge.

Land movement is also being evaluated and monitored at Carson Elementary School located at 1255 Graham Ave. where land slippage has occurred outside of the fenced school field.

To ensure public safety, Residents are being asked to stay away from emergency affected areas and obey all warning and hazard signs for their own safety and for the safety of City crews. Any use of the trails by the public below Panorama Ridge is also forbidden.

The City is working closely with Emergency Management BC to monitor the situation and will provide updates when available.

Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup. If you’re already registered, update your profile: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/login.

Further information will be issued through the resources below as it becomes available.

Resources

If you are witness to any land movement please call City Hall at 250-992-2111, or call the Director Emergency Services, Sylvain Gauthier at 250-991-9738.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Laura Long
EOC Communications
City of Quesnel Emergency Operations Centre
E: cityhall@quesnel.ca
T: 250-992-2111

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