The City of Merritt is pleased to announce that we have got critical infrastructure to a point where some people can come home. We have achieved a number of operational objectives that have allowed us to begin our process of welcoming our residents back to Merritt. There will be three phases to this plan:
Phase 1: North of the RCMP Station
Phase 2: Between the RCMP Station and Nicola Avenue
Phase 3: South of Nicola Avenue
For detailed information on the Return Home Plan, please visit our Return Home Plan page by clicking here.
For additional inquiries, please contact our Return Home Information Line between 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily at 1-877-655-0341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid damage assessments are complete and the City is in the process of contacting those property owners with properties deemed unsafe (red). Concurrently, the City is developing a plan to communicate rapid damage assessment information to residents and to enable daytime only access to most portions of the phase 3 area. This will allow residents to collect belongings, assess damage, and begin cleaning and damage mitigation activities, prior to lifting the evacuation order for this area.