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Posted on: August 25, 2023

Evacuation Order for Sorrento and Little River Area has been downgraded to an Evacuation Alert

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The Evacuation Order, pursuant to the Emergency Program Act issued on August 19, 2023, at 13:00 hours and August 18, at 2023 at 19:30 hours for all properties from in the Unincorporated area

known as Sorrento has been DOWNGRADED TO ALERT - residents may choose to go home at this time. The Evacuation Alert remains in effect.

This includes the following Addresses:

  •  All Properties in the Unincorporated Area Known as Sorrento
  •  403 to 445 Little River Road in CSRD Electoral Area G
  •  229 Trans Canada Highway in CSRD Electoral Area F
  • The Evacuation Order for Skimikin remains in effect.

BC Hydro has confirmed there is power established. Re-entry is through Highway 1.

An Evacuation Order may need to be reissued; however, if that is deemed necessary, the Evacuation Order process will re-commence.

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

For more information, contact: 

CSRD Emergency Operations Centre 

Phone: 250-833-3350 or email [email protected]

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