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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Evacuation Alert Rescinded for City of Williams Lake - Aug. 15, 2017

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City of Williams Lake

 

For Immediate Release

August 15, 2017

Evacuation Alert Rescinded for City of Williams Lake

After consultation with the Cariboo Fire Centre, the City of Williams Lake Emergency Operations Centre has determined that the imminent risk of danger to life and properties within the City boundaries has diminished at this time.

The Evacuation Alerts issued on July 8, July 9, and July 10, 2017, pursuant to City of Williams Lake Emergency Measures Bylaw No. 1961, 2005, are therefore rescinded for the following locations:

  • All properties and businesses situated within the City of Williams Lake municipal boundaries (see attached map).

Please note that all City parks and trails except Kiwanis Park and Boitanio Park are closed to the general public until further notice.

The Red Cross continues to provide services at its Boitanio Mall location from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Saturday (hours are subject to change).

Please note that an Evacuation Alert or Order may need to be reissued, in the event that the risk of danger to life and property should again warrant such action.

As some neighbouring communities in the Cariboo Regional District remain on alert or order, please continue to be vigilant and obey all warning and hazard signs. For Cariboo Regional District information, please call their information line at 1-866-759-4977.

Please check the City of Williams Lake’s website at www.williamslake.ca, or the City of Williams Lake Emergency Operations Centre Facebook page for more information, or call the City of Williams Lake’s main line at (250) 392-2311.


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Media Contact:

Kim Dressler, Information Officer

City of Williams Lake

250-392-1775

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