Some residents still stranded after flood: PRRD

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Approximately 60 families, 120 people that are located in the Hasler/Willow Flats area have been stranded since Wednesday, mainly in the Commotion Creek and Fisher Creek south of highway 97, due to last week’s flooding. Until road conditions improve, there isn’t a time frame for when they will be able to get out.

“We’ve been getting fuel, food, other essentials into them, some by helicopter and some by road, but it is being escorted in by road.” Said Bradley Sperling with the Peace River Regional District.

Dawson Creek has a resiliency centre open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Calvin Kruk Centre.

Chetwynd also has a resiliency centre at the recreation centre. Sperling says these are a big resource for those that have been impacted by the floods.

“They are like a information centre where you can go. The Red Cross will be there, the disaster financial assistance, Northern Health. They are there for anyone who has been impacted by the flood, they can go there and they will have information and we will help them fill out the paperwork and let them know if they qualify.”