Alberni Valley Evacuation Route Plan - Public Engagement

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The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, the Hupacasath First Nation, the Tseshaht First Nation, and the City of Port Alberni received grant funding from the province to develop an Alberni Valley Evacuation Route Plan.

The Evacuation Route Plan will consider all hazards including tsunami, wildfire, flooding, dam breach, and chemical spill. The plan will identify major and alternative evacuation routes, including the capacity of these routes. The plan will consider assembly points, transportation methods for evacuees, resources required for an effective evacuation, vulnerable population considerations, choke points, and key locations.

Calian Ltd has been hired to develop the plan on behalf of the project partners. Calian is interviewing many community stakeholder groups to understand their specific evacuation requirements. Engagement sessions with the Tseshaht First Nation and the Hupacasath First Nation will also occur to understand their community evacuation needs.

Your participation is needed to help develop an effective Evacuation Route Plan!

Please take the Alberni Valley Evacuation Route Plan Survey. There are only 8 questions and the survey will take less than 5 minutes.

Additionally, three public engagement sessions are planned to gather feedback from residents. These sessions will are scheduled for:

- Tuesday, October 19, 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Beaver Creek Community Hall

- Tuesday, October 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Echo Centre

- Thursday, October 21, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Sproat Lake Community Hall

We encourage residents to attend to learn more and provide your feedback. Everyone Welcome! Public engagement sessions will follow Provincial Public Health Orders for COVID-19.

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