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When to Evacuate

Voluntary Evacuation Notice

A Voluntary Evacuation Notice means that the potential for flooding has escalated from the norm and there is a high probability that flooding will occur. Remaining in the area is becoming increasingly dangerous. The Notice allows individuals discretion on whether to evacuate or to remain in the area.

The Notice normally provides sufficient warning to permit an orderly evacuation and sufficient time for evacuating high risk populations and facilities such as schools, recreation centres and other gathering places.

Mandatory Evacuation Order

A Mandatory Evacuation Order means that residents should evacuate immediately. For your safety, you are required to immediately evacuate the designated areas, as forecasts indicate that flooding is imminent and the areas are unsafe. Failure to comply with this order places you at risk. Emergency workers may not be able to provide further assistance to you.

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