Evacuation Alert: Long Island – North, Harrison Lake, FVRD Electoral Area “C“
August 1, 2021
Pursuant to the BC Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).
Because of the potential danger to life safety and health, the FVRD has issued this Evacuation Alert for the following areas:
This alert applies to the properties in FVRD Area “C” on the north end of Long Island, Harrison Lake as shown in the mapped area below:
This alert has been issued to help prepare residents if an evacuation becomes necessary. Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WHEN AN EVACUATION ALERT IS IN EFFECT
Upon notification of an evacuation alert, you need to be preparing for an evacuation order by:
- Locating all family members.
- Designating a place outside the evacuation area to meet should an evacuation occur.
Gathering essential items such as:
- valuable papers (i.e. insurance, identification, and emergency contact numbers), and immediate care needs
Having essential items and irreplaceable personal items ready for quick departure.
Preparing to move
- Disabled persons (with mobility aids & supports required to maintain independence)
- Immobile neighbours
- Having supplies, vet records, and containment needs ready for pets.
- Implementing a plan to move livestock to safety.
- Arranging for transport of your household members.
- Arranging accommodation for your family if possible.
- In the event of an evacuation order Emergency Support Services (ESS) sites may be activated for the purposes of family reunification, referrals to essential service providers, and Group Lodging.
- Monitoring credible news sources for information on evacuation orders and locations of ESS Sites
- Ensure you are following FVRD emergency alerts by downloading Alertable on your mobile device, or registering to receive critical alerts by text, email, or phone (www.fvrd.ca/alerts).
Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the FVRD’s Emergency Operations Centre or on social media – Facebook (@FraserValleyRD) and Twitter (@FraserValleyRD).