Wabasca on mandatory evacuation due to wildfire

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 10:32pm



Post 9:19 p.m. May 29:

Information Alert for the Town of Manning

Due to extremely dry conditions and unstable wildfire activity, the Town of Manning, including residents northward from Township Rd 910, also known as the North Star Rd., Southward from Township Rd 922, also known as Notikewin Rd., and everyone west from Range Road 231, must be prepared to evacuate on short notice. This evacuation alert has been issued by the Emergency Coordination Centre.

Go to www.511.alberta.ca for up to date Road Report information.

County web page www.countyofnorthernlights.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/countyofnorthernlights.com .

Town of Manning www.facebook.com/TownofManning Facebook page address.

Potentially affected residents must be prepared to evacuate on short notice. Fuel vehicles, gather documents, prepare food, water, and companion animals. Listen for further information and updates from the local authorities.

Critical Alert: Imminent Life Threatening Danger

Post 8:54 p.m. May 29:

Due to increased Wildfire threat, a mandatory Evacuation Order is now in effect for the Hamlet of Wabasca in the MD of Opportunity and the Bigstone Cree Nation - Wabasca #166.

Evacuate Immediately.
Residents of the Hamlet of Wabasca and Bigstone Cree Nation should evacuate South on Highway 813 to Calling Lake.

Evacuees are asked to register at the Calling Lake Recreation Centre, 2870 Central Drive, Calling Lake, AB
Go to www.511.alberta.ca for up to date Road Report information.

Follow http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/ for updates.

Post 8:41 p.m. May 29:

Alberta Emergency Alert is telling those in the area of La Crete Ferry Campground east to Range Rd. 164, and north and south of Highway 697 to evacuate immediately.

Everyone evacuating this area must travel east on Highway 697 and evacuate to La Crete to the reception centre at the Heritage Centre on Township Rd. 1060, to register and receive further information.

If you need assistance to evacuate contact 780-928-4447.

Post 8:30 p.m. May 29:

About 60 minutes ago, after an emergency meeting, residents of Wabasca, Alta. have been evacuated due to wildfire nearby. It is a precautionary measure, but it is mandatory.

In a statement to the community, a representative of the MD of Opportunity has asked that residents register at the Wabasca Community Hall before they leave or at the Calling Lake Rec Centre.

People in need of transportation are being told to call 780-891-2659. It is the number for the Command Centre.

Bigstone Cree Nation is also under an evacuation alert. We are trying to get more information on this as some reports are that the evacuation is for Reserves B and D, but others are saying it is the entire community. More to come.