Evacuation alerts remain

The Cariboo Regional District has declared a local state of emergency in electoral Area J due to flooding and erosion resulting from rapidly rising waters in the Anahim and Nimpo Lake areas.

The Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is currently activated at a Level 2, to support flood-related operational responses occurring throughout the region.

In the Anahim/Nimpo Lake areas several residents have been using sand, sand bags and landfill to protect structures on their properties from flooding waters.

Presently the water levels on the Dean River have stabilised. Anahim Lake Interior Road Services, in tandem with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, report that all roads in the area that were impacted are now re-opened.

In the Alexis Creek area two homes, also in Electoral Area J,  are on evacuation alert. Representatives from the Cariboo Regional District, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as a hydro technical engineer have visited the site to determine potential impacts to homes and infrastructure.

In Deka Lake, Interior Road Services have been in the area carrying onworks to protect roads, presently no homes or structures are reported at risk.

The BC River Forecast Centre is issuing a high stream flow advisory for the Central Interior region.

Specific areas included in this advisory are areas to the east and west of Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

Residents throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin that require sand and/or sand bags are requested to call the Emergency Operations Centre public information phone, 250-398-5117.

The current Evacuation Order and Alert for the Quesnel/Hixon Road area on the Cottonwood River remain in place.

For all inquiries contact the Cariboo Regional District at 250-398-5117.

For further information and mapping, visit the CRD website at www.cariboord.bc.ca