1Evacuation alert for Fraser River West to Michelle Bazaeko FSR Area | Evacuation alert reduced for Fraser River West to Michelle Bazaeko FSR Area Read More
2Evacuation order downgraded to alert for Lang Lake and Murphy Lake area | Evacuation order downgraded to alert for Lang Lake and Murphy Lake area Read More
5Evacuation Alert Intersection of Upper Dog Creek Road and Gustafson Dog Creek FSR Area | Evacuation Alert Intersection of Upper Dog Creek Road and Gustafson Dog Creek FSR Area Read More
6Evacuation Alert for Mayfield Lake Area north to Buckley Drive west to Fraser River | Evacuation Alert for Mayfield Lake Area north to Buckley Drive west to Fraser River Read More
7Evacuation alert issued for Hawkins Lake and Eagle Creek Area | Evacuation alert issued for Hawkins Lake and Eagle Creek Area Read More
Evacuation order issued for South West Narcosli Creek Area | Evacuation order issued for south west Narcosli Creek Area Read More
Evacuation order expanded for north western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko | Evacuation order expanded for north western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko Read More
Nazko Evacuation Alert
On Tuesday, May 8, the Cariboo Regional District downgraded both evacuation orders for the Nazko area to an evacuation alert, which meant residents were allowed to return to the area.
The area remains on evacuation alert. On May 9, the BC River Forecast Centre downgraded the Nazko and Blackwater (West Road) Rivers from a flood warning to a flood watch.
Information Meeting Held in Nazko on May 9
The CRD and Nazko First Nation held an information meeting for Nazko residents Wednesday evening. At the meeting, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development’s (FLNRORD) Water Stewardship department explained that the majority of the low to mid-level snow packs in the Nazko watershed have melted, which means the flood risk is lowering.
FLNRORD’s Quesnel Natural Resource District, Ministry of Transportation and Emcon staff described the condition of the roads in the Nazko area. FLNRO is responsible for resource roads; the Ministry of Transportation is responsible for main rural roads and contracts Emcon to conduct maintenance in the Quesnel district.
The principal of the Nazko Valley Elementary School stated that they planned to have the school and buses operating as usual by Thursday, May 10.
Disaster Financial Assistance, Red Cross and First Nations Emergency Services Society provided updates as well about their services and supports. Other representatives from Emergency Management BC, Samaritan’s Purse and Northern Health were also there to answer questions.
Re-Entry & Recovery Information
We have drafted a short handout summarizing the re-entry and recovery support resources that are available for Nazko residents. Read the document on our website.
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