Mission issues evacuation order for Benbow Street for second time

Localized flooding issues created the state of emergency for the area

For the second time in two weeks, residents of Benbow Street are being told to evacuate.

For the second time in two weeks, residents of Benbow Street are being told to evacuate.

The City of Mission has declared a local state of emergency and evacuation order for the Benbow Street sub-division in Hatzic.

This is the second time in as many weeks that an evacuation order has been declared for this area.

According to a city press release, the order was issued “ given the further extreme rainfall seen across the Fraser Valley which has resulted in localized flooding in areas of Mission.”

The state of emergency was declared today (Nov. 30) by Mission Mayor Paul Horn and will remain in effect until Dec. 7, unless cancelled earlier.

Those under the evacuation are now eligible for emergency support services and should register online with Mission Emergency Support Services at https://ess.gov.bc.ca.

Once registered people can contact 604-814-1296 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for further instructions.

Resources available include lodging support and grocery vouchers.

The city asks the public to please respect all signage for road closures and do not attempt to pass barricades.

For up-to-date information on road closures, flooding, and more visit mission.ca.

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