The Evacuation Order issued on August 2, 2023 at 2030 Hours for all properties from 2597 to 2900 Rawson Road in Electoral Area F has been downgraded on August 12, 2023, at 12 PM.
The Evacuation Alert remains in effect for all areas previously under Evacuation Order.
This includes the communities of Dorian Bay, Woolford Point, and Enns Reach.
Residents may return to their homes under an Evacuation Alert but may need to leave again on short notice if required. An Evacuation Order may need to be reissued; however, if that is deemed necessary, the Evacuation Order process will re-commence.
The Evacuation Alert also remains in place for the northern portion of Tsútswecw Park.
Evacuation Orders remain in place for areas south of the Adams Lake Ferry which are under the jurisdiction of the Adams Lake Indian Band.
See map below:
WHAT YOU SHOULD YOU DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT
Upon notification of an ALERT:
- Locate your grab-and-go bags for you and your family. Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers, immediate care needs for dependents. Replenish any items that have expired or need replacement, ensure you and your family members have enough clothing and incidentals for a 72-hour period and have these items readily available for quick departure. See www.preparedbc.ca for details.
- Assist your local Emergency Support Services Team by self-registering now on the Evacuee Registration and Assistance website at www.ess.gov.bc.ca. This streamlines the registration process in an Evacuation Order.
- Contact family members, advise them of the situation and determine a meeting location outside of the evacuation area where you can safely reconnect should the area be evacuated.
- Accommodation in the area can be limited. Make arrangements to stay with family or friends, if possible.
- Take care of your pets or any other animals by moving them to a safe location. Make plans for their care if you will not be at home.
- Arrange transportation for all household members. Prepare to move any disabled persons and/or children.
- Regularly monitor the Shuswap Emergency Program’s (SEP) webpage at www.shuswapemergency.ca, Shuswap Emergency Program on Facebook and Twitter, the CSRD's Facebook, Twitter platforms or local news sources for up-to-date and accurate information. Or sign up for Alertable, our emergency mass notification system, at www.csrd.bc.ca/alertable