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State of Local Emergency Cancelled / Evacuation Order Rescinded

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Posted on Saturday, August 07, 2010

August 7, 2010 - IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY CANCELLED AND EVACUATION ORDER RESCINDED
- MEAGER CREEK LANDSLIDE


Exclamation MarkPEMBERTON, BC - The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District ["SLRD"], the Village of Pemberton and Lil'wat Nation are pleased to report that the Evacuation Order that was in effect has been rescinded effective August 7, 2010 at 1100 hours.

The Declaration of a State of Local Emergency declared August 6, 2010 is cancelled for Electoral Areas C and A; and the Evacuation Order has been rescinded by the SLRD for the following areas:

  • The Lillooet River valley floodplain in the Pemberton Meadows upstream of Miller Creek and;
  • The Lillooet River valley floodplain downstream of the Highway 99 Bridge to Lillooet Lake.

There is no longer an immediate danger to people and property from the debris dam breach associated with the Mount Meager landslide.

Member of the RCMP will be assisting with re-entry to the affected areas.

For more information contact the SLRD at 1.800.298.7753 or 604.894.6371

Issued by: Ryan Wainwright, SLRD EOC Director

For More Info...

Visit the Squamish Lillooet Regional District website.

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