As a precautionary measure, the City of Williams Lake has declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) due to potential land movement at 500 Wotzke Drive, known as Terra Ridge.
On September 15, 2023, the City of Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operations Centre at Level 1 in response to an engineering report procured by the Terra Ridge strata. Out of an abundance of caution, four units at Terra Ridge were issued a “do not occupy” order and have been receiving Emergency Support Services.
Today, September 29, an evacuation order was issued for the same four units, and an evacuation alert has been placed on the remaining Terra Ridge properties.
The SOLE allows the City to undertake emergency measures to respond to and limit any damages to health safety and property to the community.
The City has notified all relevant agencies and is working with Emergency Management BC to address the situation as it evolves.
The City will continue to monitor the situation from its Emergency Operations Centre and will provide updates as they are available.
To reach the Emergency Operations Centre please call 250-392-4321 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Primary Emergency Operations Centre Contact:
Evan Dean, Director of Protective Services
Secondary Emergency Operations Centre Contact:
Gary Muraca, Chief Administrative Officer