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Posted on: October 23, 2021

Evacuation Order Partially Lifted at Green Acres Mobile Home Park

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Evacuation Order Partially Lifted at Green Acres Mobile Home Park

 

The City of Williams Lake has partially lifted an evacuation order for residents living in four properties at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Williams Lake as of noon today, October 23, 2021.

 

Preliminary results from a geotechnical report received by the City analyzing land slippage near the mobile home park, located at Mackenzie Avenue North and Frizzi Road, confirms that the residents of those properties may now return to their homes. 

 

Two properties currently remain under evacuation order, and require further remedial works. The remainder of the Park has been downgraded to an evacuation alert.

 

The City of Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operations Centre and declared a State of Local Emergency on September 28, 2021 at a level 2 after becoming aware of the land slippage. At that time, the City also issued an evacuation alert for an area in the vicinity of the slide area as a precautionary measure. On September 29th, six properties were placed under evacuation order.

 

Emergency Support Services has ensured displaced residents are provided with lodging and food; at this time it will continue to assist residents from the two properties still on evacuation order.

 

Repairs to the exposed sanitary sewer main will begin early next week. 

 

The City will continue to work with residents placed under evacuation order and will provide updates as the situation evolves.


Map of the updated evacuation order:  Map 

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Media contact:

Gary Muraca, Emergency Operations Centre Director

Email: eoc.director@williamslake.ca

Phone: 250.392.2364

City Hall: 250.392.2311

 

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