Evacuation Alert Issued For Farrell Street

By Cheryl Jahn
May 16, 2018 - 2:18pm Updated: May 16, 2018 - 5:36pm

PRINCE GEORGE - The gabion dykes are going in around Paddlewheel Park and the City has issued evacuation alerts for 18 homes on Farrell Street.  Residences on Farrell Street could start to flood when the river reaches about 9.4 metres. The BC River Forecast Centre is indicating that the Fraser River may begin to reach flood levels later this week.

Alerts are to advise residents that there is a significant risk of flooding in their area. Residents are advised to be ready to leave their properties on short notice should an evacuation order be issued. Residents under alert are strongly advised to have an emergency kit readily available to enable them to quickly leave their properties in the event of an evacuation order.

The Fire Department says this is significantly earlier than typical flooding season and there is still more water coming from the McBride area.

 

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