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Talk to your neighbours about evacuation:Fire Chief

Communities like Nelson and the surrounding RDCK have evacuation plans but individuals need to plan as well.

This from the Fire Chief in the Queen City Len MacCharles.

At Saturday’s public “disaster day” info event he was asked about evacuation plans – especially in light of the Fort McMurray blaze.

MacCharles says those are in place – as are designated reception centres – but citizens can help by having “grab and go” emergency kits and by discussing future evacuation transport,people and pet plans with neighbours.

MacCharles says Nelson has three main evacuation routes – unlike Fort McMurray which only had one to the south. The route to the north effectively led to nowhere and those people who initially fled there had to be evacuated south.

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