Pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the BC Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by Chair Ken Gillis from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Kamloops.
A wildfire event located in the vicinity of Tunkwa Lake is threatening structures and the safety of residents in Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country).
Because of the potential danger to life and safety, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation order for 10 properties addressed as:
• 8240 to 8700 Old Meadow Creek Rd;
• 7753 to 7923 Tunkwa Lake Rd; and
• any other properties located within the area noted on the attached map.
If you are in the described area, you must leave immediately.
If you have been evacuated due to wildfires, you should register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) whether you need the support or not. This will help ensure that your loved ones and communities know where you are and know that you are safe.
Emergency Support Services will only be provided if your primary residence is one of the properties under evacuation order.
We recommend you arrange to stay with friends or family. If you cannot stay with friends or family, and you require Emergency Support Services with group lodging, please report to Chilliwack Senior Secondary School, 46363 Yale Rd, Chilliwack. If you can stay with family friends and require Emergency Support Services (ie, grocery vouchers, etc.), register online and complete the registration process by visiting the nearest reception centre. Reception centre location information is available at www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca or by dialing 1-800-585-9559.
If you do not require Emergency Support Services, simply register online.
Self-register online at ess.gov.bc.ca. If you require assistance with self-registration you can ask for help by calling the Emergency Support Services Info Line: 1-800-585-9559.
Tip: After you register, you may receive calls from unlisted numbers regarding your evacuee registration. Make sure your voicemail box is not full so ESS volunteers can leave a message.
For more information contact:
TNRD Emergency Operations Centre
Phone: 250 377 7188
Toll Free: 1 866 377 7188