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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 | Category: News Releases
The Cariboo Regional District Libraries in 100 Mile House, Quesnel, and Williams Lake invite children of all ages to join this year’s BC Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is Motion Commotion. The program runs from July 3 to August 17.

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 | Category: News Releases
Referendum results now official for South Cariboo Rec Centre expansion

Posted: Jun 5, 2018 | Category: News Releases
Submit photos of the Cariboo to win a GoPro!

Posted: May 25, 2018 | Category: News Releases
The CRD's Emergency Operations Centre is standing down, as the risk of flooding has reduced in the region.

Posted: May 25, 2018 | Category: News Releases
Free disposal of wood waste from FireSmart activities

Posted: May 18, 2018 | Category: News Releases
With continued warm weather expected this weekend, there are several areas in the Cariboo that could continue to see high stream flows or flooding. In particular, residents in low-lying areas along the Horsefly, Fraser, Quesnel and Cottonwood Rivers should prepare for potential flooding and protect private property.

Posted: May 11, 2018 | Category: News Releases
The Nazko evacuation alert is lifted along with the State of Local Emergency for Electoral Area I.

Posted: May 10, 2018 | Category: News Releases
Recovery information for Nazko residents

Posted: May 7, 2018 | Category: News Releases
Order to be downgraded to alert for Nazko Valley at 9 a.m. on May 8

Posted: May 7, 2018 | Category: News Releases

Nazko Evacuation

The evacuation order for the Nazko Valley remains in place. However, with the risk of flooding decreasing in the area, so CRD is currently working through the re-entry process.

Before the evacuation order can be lifted, the CRD follows a re-entry process to make sure the area is safe for people to return. The following must be considered:

  • Reduced flooding danger
  • Damage assessments
  • Roads safe
  • Emergency services available
  • Public utilities established, if applicable
  • Re-entry support services established

We are also working to coordinate a public meeting so that residents can get information directly from support agencies when they return home.

The CRD’s two evacuation orders for the Nazko area impact about 120 properties:

The Quesnel Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception centre, located in the Quesnel Recreation Centre at 500 North Star Road, remains open daily from 10am-4pm.

Disaster Financial Assistance

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is available for Cariboo Regional District residents impacted by the recent flooding. Home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies who were unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses are eligible. Applications for DFA must be submitted by Aug. 1, 2018.

Flooding Resources

The CRD’s EOC is providing sandbags to residents as needed. It is the homeowner's responsibility to undertake temporary and permanent flood protection works to protect their home and property. If you need sandbags, contact the EOC. Learn more about proper sandbagging techniques: bit.ly/2FldNd1

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders or other emergency updates: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup

For more information:

Media Contact:

Emily Epp, Public Information Officer
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

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