Merritt lifts evacuation order for more than 200 homes; 66 properties remain under order – Kamloops News

200 homes off evac order

The City of Merritt has lifted the evacuation order for more than 200 homes impacted by November’s flooding.

According to a bulletin posted online on the city’s website, 204 residences were removed Tuesday from the evacuation order, leaving 66 properties still under evacuation order.

The Coldwater River spilled its banks following an intense atmospheric river rain storm in mid-November, destroying municipal infrastructure and damaging private property.

The entire city was placed on evacuation order on Nov. 15, but the vast majority of residents were allowed to return home in the weeks that followed.

Merritt residents looking for more information are encouraged to contact the Merritt Support Center, 1700 Garcia St., by phone at 1-877-655-0341 or by email at [email protected]

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