Parts of Merritt and Pemberton are under new evacuation alerts

Nov 28 2021, 12:58 am

Two areas of the province that are susceptible to flooding put some properties on evacuation alert preemptively.

Homes in both Merritt and Pemberton are on evacuation alert as the regions get hit with the second in a string of three storms.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s evacuation alert from the afternoon on Saturday, November 27 covers three main areas:

  • Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country)
  • Electoral Area “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – North)
  • Electoral Area “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – South)

Also, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District issued evacuation alerts in the afternoon on Saturday, November 27 for close to two-dozen low-lying properties in parts of Electoral Area C.

Those living in areas under evacuation alerts should be prepared. Pack bags with essential supplies like ID, medication, and necessities while following guidance from local officials.

Much of the South Coast is under a “red level alert” for flooding after major cities in the province received record-breaking rainfall in November.

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada warn that the South Coast will receive heavy precipitation overnight on Saturday.


Sarah AndersonSarah Anderson

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