Friday, August 20, 2021
The Evacuation Order issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) through the Shuswap Emergency Program for properties in Electoral Area F due to a wildfire burning near Humamilt Lake is hereby rescinded effective Friday, August 20, 2021 at 1600 Hours.
The properties in the rescind area reverts to Evacuation Alert status and residents or visitors must remain ready to leave again on short notice.
The area now downgraded to Evacuation Alert status is as follows:
- The west end of Humamilt Lake located northwest of the Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake and east of Adams Lake and Momich Lake.
Please refer to attached map for details:
View Order Rescind and Map (PDF)
what should you do when returning home after an evacuation:
- Pay attention to any directions given by local authorities
- Pack some supplies, like bottled water, flashlight, garbage bags, closed toed-shoes, a first-aid kit, gloves
- Walk the perimeter. Take note of any out-of-place wiring, gas smells or loose debris. If you notice downed power lines or a gas small contact BC Hydro or Fortis before entering your house.
- Enter your house carefully and check the main power breaker
- When in doubt, throw it out. Food and drinks may need to be tossed when you return home, especially due to the frequent power outages in the area.
- Photograph any damage. This can help with home insurance claims.
- Contact your insurance broker regarding damage or additional expenses that may be covered.
Regularly monitor the CSRD website, the Shuswap Emergency Program's (SEP) webpage, the Shuswap Emergency on Facebook and Twitter, the CSRD's Facebook, Twitter platforms. Or sign up for Alertable, our new emergency mass notification system.
For update on wildfire information, see the BC Wildfire Service.
For updates on road conditions, see DriveBC.