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Town of Smithers issues Evacuation Alert for some Main Street and Riverside Drive residents

After an ice jam caused flooding to the Bulkley River, the Town of Smithers has issued an Evacuation Alert.

It’s for the 2100 blocks of Main Street and Riverside Drive.

This EVACUATION ALERT has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your home or business should it be found necessary. Residents will be given as much notice as possible prior to evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.


Upon notification of an ALERT, you should be prepared for the evacuation order by:

  • Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a safe meeting place outside the evacuation area should an evacuation be called while separated.
  • Have essential items readily available for quick departure including medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (e.g. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants, and if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.).
  • Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.
  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
  • Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order. If you need transportation, please call Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
  • Arrange accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.
  • Monitoring news sources for information on evacuation orders and locations of Reception Centres.
  • Further information will be issued should the situation change

Residents are reminded to use extreme caution along the Bulkley River and all bodies of water.

People should also refrain from travelling through areas impacted by flooding.

On Wednesday, an Evacuation Alert was also issued by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

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