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NEWS RELEASE · 28th May 2011
District of Houston
The evacuation alert area has been expanded due to a significant rise in river levels causing the dikes to be unstable.

Due to significant rise in the Buck Creek, the District of Houston has expanded the evacuation alert area.

The new expanded Evacuation Alert are includes all properties from Sullivan Motors to Avalon Subdivision and from bottom of Mountainview Hill to the Bulkley River; specifically this includes:

-All North Side Area residences
-Houston Industrial Site
-East Valley Area including East Valley road from #3614 to #3811, Avalon avenue and Dominion avenue

The downtown area including all areas from
-Copeland avenue to Butler Avenue; from 9th street to 17th Street; 11th street from Copeland ave to Avalon ave; 15th St from Poulton to end; Cataline court; Butler place; Ambassador Mobile Home Park; Houston Mobile Home Park

Riverbank Drive area including, Duke ave;

-Winter Ave; Riverbank drive; Poplar street from #3740 to #3865; Harvie road; Haftner road

The Health Centre and Library area including 13th street W; 14th street W; 15th street W; Law avenue; Tweedie avenue

Hamblin Frontage road area including Nadina avenue; Kanata avenue; Caledonia avenue and Hamblin Frontage road. Highway 16 from Sullivan Motors to East overpass

What you should do while this Alert is in effect
Be prepared for the evacuation order by:

Locating all family members or co-workers and plan to meet at the Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.

Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc). Have these items readily available for quick departure.

Preparing to move pets and livestock to a safe area.

Arranging to transport your household members or coworker in the event of an evacuation order. If you need transportation assistance from the area please call 250-845-2238.

Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation order, a Reception Centre will be opened if required. Monitor your local radio station and the District of Houston website, www.houston.ca for information on this evacuation order.

If you are a resident and need assistance due to flooding please call 250.845.2238. For more detail on evacuation orders and alerts, please visit the District of Houston’s website at www.houston.ca. Or, “like” our page on facebook by looking up “Emergency Operations Centre – Houston BC”.