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Evacuation alert issued for the Narcosli Creek area north to West Quesnel

August 10, 2018
News Release

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by Cariboo Regional District and the City of Quesnel for the Narcosli Creek area north to West Quesnel, with all City properties on evacuation alert west of the Fraser River. This evacuation alert is due to the Narcosli Creek Fire (Tzenzaicut Lake/Fish Lake – C12302).

See the map for CRD areas: https://bit.ly/2MD8VV8

​See the map for City of Quesnel areas: http://bit.ly/2nucdPI

Use the CRD’s online interactive map to see all the areas on evacuation alert and the wildfires in the area: https://bit.ly/2tcpS1e

An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be required.

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

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT

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

  • Having a plan to transport all family members or co-workers outside of the area, should the area be brought under evacuation order.
  • Keeping essential items readily available for a quick departure; including medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc).
  • Ensuring that any dependents are prepared for departure.
  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
  • Ensuring that you have accommodation options for your family, if possible. A Reception Centre will be made available if required.
  • Monitoring reliable news sources for information on evacuation orders and locations of Reception Centres. 

Further information will be issued as it becomes available. The City of Quesnel’s public information line is open during business hours at 250-992-2111. The CRD’s emergency information line is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1-866-759-4977.

Resources:

facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations
cariboord.ca/EOC
twitter.com/CaribooRD
quesnel.ca/eoc
facebook.com/cityofquesnel
twitter.com/cityofquesnel

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

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