Geohazards consist of flood, steep creek and non-eruptive volcanic hazards; report to inform future risk-management and planning
Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Board has recently received the SLRD Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report.
The report identifies and prioritizes several geohazard risks, specifically flood, steep creek, and non-eruptive volcanic hazards (collectively referred to as geohazards) that might impact people, property and critical infrastructure in the region.
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has upgraded the Evacuation Alert for Lillooet Lake Estates, Heather Jean Properties and other identified properties within Electoral Area C to an EVACUATION ORDER.
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has issued an Evacuation ALERT for Lillooet Lake Estates, Heather Jean Properties and other identified properties within Electoral Area C.
A wildfire burning above Lillooet Lake and the In-SHUCK-ch Forest Service Road, combined with forecast precipitation that includes the potential for heavy downpours, has created conditions that present a risk of a debris flow down the McCullock Creek drainage.
UPDATE: August 21, 2020
In addition to the fires listed below, the folloing fires are now classified as OUT, by BC Wildfire Service:
- V31170 - Mount Currie New Site #1: OUT
- V31171 - Mount Currie New Site #2: OUT
The following fires continue to be active:
Evacuation Alert remains in place
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District – Squamish Valley residents are returning home today, four days after being evacuated due to an immediate life safety threat from a wildfire burning in the vicinity of Magee Road. A reduced evacuation alert area remains in effect.
The Evacuation Order issued for residents of the Upper Squamish Valley, in relation to the Magee Road Fire (V30067) is rescinded, effective 9:00 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Also effective at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2020, is an Evacuation Alert for SLRD properties in the area:
Re-Entry Information for Evacuees of Upper Squamish Valley
At this time, on the advice of, and in collaboration with, the Squamish RCMP and the BC Wildfire Service, we are planning to rescind the Evacuation ORDER effective 9:00 a.m. Sunday, April 19, 2020. This is provisional on the state of the wildfire, and some properties in the community will remain on Evacuation ALERT.
Some areas of the Upper Squamish Valley in SLRD Electoral Area D are under Evacuation Order, while others on Evacuation Alert, due to a wildland interface fire burning in the vicinity of Magee Road. The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has declared a state of local emergency.
The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast including Howe Sound, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), an atmospheric river event is expected to impact the British Columbia coast over the weekend, bringing heavy rainfall and warming temperatures.
Environment Canada is warning of heavy rainfall expected this week (Tuesday evening through Saturday) with the heaviest rainfall amounts expected along the West Coast of Vancouver Island, the North Shore mountains, Southern reaches of the Central Coast and Howe Sound.
Heavy rainfall, in combination with fallen leaves, can lead to clogged storm drains and localized flooding. To reduce your risk of flooding, keep drains clear of leaves and any other build-up of material.