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More evacuations in areas close to Chilliwack River as rain returned

Addresses on Obyrne Road and Columbia Valley Road evacuated Thursday afternoon
Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)

There were more evacuations near the Chilliwack River in Fraser Valley Regional District on Thursday afternoon as the rains returned for most of the day.

An evacuation order was issued for all trailers at 50801 OByrne Road in Electoral Area E of the Fraser Valley Regional District, but other addresses on that road had orders rescinded.

An evacuation order was also issued for all units at 1650 Columbia Valley Road in Electoral Area H.

In terms of City of Chilliwack areas the evacuation order for Yarrow and Majuba Hill was downgraded to an evacuation alert, except for nine properties, which are still under evacuation order.

A community sandbagging effort was underway in Yarrow overnight Thursday to keep floodwater at bay.

Evacuee Support Services (ESS) at Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre, 45530 Spadina Chilliwack. Evacuees are asked to self-register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at to report that they have safely left the area. By registering, they become eligible for emergency shelter and food if they have not made other arrangements.

Emergency Operation Centre has a public inquiry line at 778-704-0400.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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