Dawson Creek cancels State of Emergency

8th street in Dawson Creek after the flood - June 16, 2016 - Josh Ballantyne

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The city of Dawson Creek has cancelled the local State of Emergency that was declared due to flooding and damages from the BC flood.

Mayor Dale Bumstead says Waters have receded and clean-up is underway. The city held a special council meeting yesterday where council directed staff to research costs and options for re-building the 15th street bridge in order to have it ready by fall of 2016.

A Town Hall Flood Recovery Meeting was held Monday night to provide residents with information from the City, Regional District, Northern Health, and Disaster Financial Relief Program.

For those who might still need assistance. there is a resiliency centre being set up.

For those still requiring assistance, a Resiliency Centre has been opened at the Calvin Kruk Centre at 10401-10th Street, Dawson Creek. It will be open 9am – 9 pm until Friday, June 24th, and from 10 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 25th & 26th. The Resiliency Centre may remain open next week if the need persists.”

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