July 20, 2021 - 14:15 Hours
Pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre due to an immediate danger to life safety caused by a wildfire burning near Two Mile Creek near the boundary of the District of Sicamous and Electoral Area E. The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following area:
All residences within the District of Sicamous that lie to the south of Sherlock Rd, south-east of Cook Ave, Gillis Ave, Larch Ave, east of the Sicamous Narrows and Mara Lake, and north of Sicamous Creek.
See attached map below:
YOU MUST LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
There is limited commercial lodging available at this time. If your property is your primary residence and you cannot stay with family or friends, please report to the Reception Centre at the Sicamous and District Seniors Centre, located at 1091 Shuswap Avenue, Sicamous, to register.
Residents can assist the registration process by self-registering with Emergency Support Services online through this link: https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ You can also search this on Google using the term BC Evacuation Registration and Assistance. When registering, please indicate your community as Sicamous.
If you need assistance with transportation from the area, advise the individual providing this notice or call 250.833.3350.
Close and lock all windows and doors. Shut off gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
Gather your family. Take pets in pet kennels or on a leash.
Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, keys and grab-and-go bag) only if they are immediately available.
Do not use more vehicles than needed. If time permits, check with neighbours and assist those with special needs.
Regularly monitor the CSRD website, www.csrd.bc.ca, the Shuswap Emergency Program’s (SEP) webpage at www.shuswapemergency.ca, the Shuswap Emergency on Facebook and Twitter, the CSRD's Facebook, Twitter platforms or local news sources for up-to-date and accurate information.
For update on wildfire information, see the BC Wildfire Service at www.bcwildfire.ca
For more information, contact:
CSRD Emergency Operations Centre