Emergency Management

EVACUATION ALERT RESCIND for the Electoral Area B Downton Creek Area

Based on consultation with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the Squamish-Lillooet
Regional District has assessed that the potential danger to life and health due to wildfire has
subsided to the degree that the current Evacuation Alert is no longer required.
Effective September 20th, 2022, at 15:30 HRS, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
has RESCINDED the Evacuation Alert applying to the following area:

New Wildfire Starts Being Monitored

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is monitoring multiple new wildfire starts and are currently engaging with the various agencies involved.

No areas within the SLRD are currently under Evacuation Alert or Order in relation to these wildfires.

The SLRD will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as information becomes available, or if the situation changes.

SLRD continues to monitor conditions in Electoral Area C

SLRD Emergency Operations Centre and BC River Centre continues to monitor snowpack and stream flow with no advisories currently in place.

As the warmer weather finally arrives, SLRD Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff are monitoring for any impacts from the delayed melt of the snowpack at higher levels.

At this time, the BC River Forecast Centre has not issued any high streamflow advisories for rivers in the SLRD, and river levels are not forecast to be higher than 1 to 2-year return period flows in the next five days.

SLRD Board Statement

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Board of Directors is deeply saddened by the passing of David Rittberg, former Chief of the Britannia Beach Volunteer Fire Department (BBVFD).

Mr. Rittberg served on the BBVFD from 2007 – 2021, spending the last five years as Fire Chief, before retiring in 2021 and turning over the reigns of the department to his longtime colleague, Rob Nicholls, who had previously served as Deputy Fire Chief.

Evacuation Alert for Reid Road - Electoral Area C UPDATED February 24, 2022

EVACUATION ALERT FOR REID ROAD AREA – ELECTORAL AREA C
Updated: February 24, 2022 – 1600hrs

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.
Due to the risk of a mass flow event, and at the recommendation of a Professional Geoscientist,
the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following areas:

Geotechnical Report Finds Imminent Threat to Life Safety for Eight Properties on Reid Road in Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD)

Evacuation Order to remain in place until further notice

Pemberton, B.C. – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) will maintain the Evacuation Order for eight properties at Jason Creek on Reid Road until further notice, upon receiving the results of a geotechnical survey and initial risk assessment by Cordilleran Geoscience.

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