An evacuation order has been issued for 18 homes and properties not protected by dikes surrounding Nicomen Island.
Pursuant to the BC Emergency Program Act, the order was issued by the Fraser Valley Regional District this morning (May 19) due to the immediate danger to life safety and health due to the current Fraser River flooding.
Members of the RCMP will be helping in the evacuation.
The Fraser Valley Regional District has listed all 18 properties that are impacted by the evacuation order.
To see the list, click here.
The FVRD press release notes that only the areas in RED on the maps (located at the top and bottom of this story) are under evacuation order. If your property is included in the above lists, but your residence or any tenanted structures are not located in the red areas, you are not required to evacuate your residence at this time.
Resident who are in the red evacuation zone are asked to leave the area immediately. If you require a ride, or assistance, call 604-702-5011 or 604-702-5042.
Mission Fire Hall 1 (33330 7th Ave.) has been set up as a reception area for those forced from their homes.
For more information, visit fvrd.ca/EOC.