The City of Prince George and other agencies are ready to go, should an evacuation alert for Williams Lake become more than that.
Right now, the College of New Caledonia, the University of Northern BC and Prince George Senior Secondary School are the sites for evacuees. As of last night, 27-hundred people have registered at the Emergency Reception Centre at CNC. But the Cariboo Regional District issued an evacuation alert for Williams Lake last evening. Mayor Lyn Hall says aid agencies in Prince George are ready should that become an order.
“We’re watching the alert. If, in fact, that turns in to an order, then we’re ready to roll. We then look at our capacity is to offer up for who knows how many. We’ll then take a look at the Civic Centre, the Kin rinks and other schools.”
He says the City has been in touch with the federal and provincial governments in terms of aid, such as cots and blankets. He adds, luckily, many of the facilities, such as the Civic Centre, have kitchens, which is helpful.
However, the City is not involved with connecting private individuals with services to offer. There is a bulletin board at the Emergency Reception Centre at CNC.
If you have services to offer, or are in need of services, CKPG has just set up an on-line site to act as a clearinghouse for services. It can be accessed via the CKPG home page or by this link: http://www.ckpg.com/wildfire-evacuee-connections/
You can also call: 250-960-1370