The City of Quesnel has lifted the local state of emergency for the area along Baker Creek. (City of Quesnel Facebook photo)

The City of Quesnel has lifted the local state of emergency for the area along Baker Creek. (City of Quesnel Facebook photo)

State of emergency lifted for Baker Creek in Quesnel

In effect since April 24, the declaration had been in place due to the threat of flooding

The City of Quesnel has lifted the local state of emergency for the area along Baker Creek.

In effect since April 24, the declaration had been in place due to the threat of flooding, which could have potentially resulted in the damage or loss of infrastructure, property, or the environment.

Despite this risk of Baker Creek flooding having passed, the City is reminding residents that the creeks and rivers in the are remain potentially dangerous places, and that people should always exercise caution when enjoying them.

READ MORE: Costs of responding to Baker Creek flooding continues to rise for City of Quesnel

The City also thanked residents for their co-operation, patience and understanding during this event.

Residents, meanwhile, are encourage to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or e-mail regarding evacuation alerts and orders: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup.

A map of the declared area for the now lifted evacuation order is available here.



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