The City of Williams Lake has lifted an evacuation order for residents living in two properties at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Williams Lake as of 2 pm today, December 14, 2021. The evacuation alert issued for the Park has also been rescinded, as well as the State of Local Emergency originally declared on September 28, 2021.
The City activated its Emergency Operations Centre on September 28, 2021 in response to land slippage in the vicinity of Frizzi Road and North Mackenzie Avenue, which exposed a section of sanitary main and a manhole. The entire Green Acres Mobile Home Park was placed on alert on September 29th, with an evacuation order issued for six properties in the park. Geotechnical assessment confirmed that four residents could return to their homes on October 23, 2021, while two properties remained under evacuation order.
“The City is confident that all Green Acres Mobile Home Park residents will be back in their homes for Christmas,” said Mayor Walt Cobb. “We appreciate the efforts of the Green Acres Mobile Home Park owner and manager, as well as of City staff who worked with the Park manager and contractors to help ensure health and safety concerns were addressed, and that the remaining two mobile homes were relocated as quickly as possible.”
The City would also like to thank Emergency Support Services who worked hard to ensure displaced residents were provided with lodging, food, and support.
Kim Dressler, EOC Information Officer
City Hall: 250.392.2311