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3 Cariboo Communities Receive Funding for Evacuation Route Planning

Quesnel, Wells, and Williams Lake will each receive $25,000 to support evacuation route planning through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund.

The Province with Emergency Management BC made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

“We can’t predict exactly when a disaster may hit, but we can help our partners prepare so that if people have to be evacuated, they’re doing so in the safest, best way possible,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General in a news release.

“Investing in communities and people is top of mind, and this is another step toward ensuring people’s safety in the event of a large-scale emergency situation.”

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Funding for the evacuation route planning component of the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) was announced at the UBCM convention in September 2017.

CEPF is part of a $33.5-million plan designed to help communities prepare for, and respond to, disasters.

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