Area of Courtenay evacuated

The City of Courtenay has issued an evacuation order in areas adjacent to the Tsolum, Puntledge and Courtenay rivers.

  • Dec. 10, 2014 8:00 a.m.

The area in red will be affected by quickly rising flood waters.

The City of Courtenay has issued an evacuation order in areas adjacent to the Tsolum, Puntledge and Courtenay rivers due to imminent danger of flooding to the life and property of those in the area.

The area shown in the map above will be affected by quickly rising flood waters. City staff and emergency responders are going door to door in the affected areas.

Based on this information, an order pursuant to the Emergency Program Act to evacuate these areas was authorized in the interest of life safety at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Other agencies will be expediting this action on behalf of the city.

Individuals must leave this area immediately and proceed to higher ground away from the river.

The RCMP will enforce this evacuation order.

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