The evacuation orders on a majority of properties still considered uninhabitable have been lifted by the City of Merritt.

According to an information bulletin posted to the city’s website, it has lifted the evacuation order on 204 flood affected properties as of April 19, leaving 66 households still on order.

The entire city was placed on evacuation order on November 15, 2021, when the Coldwater River breached its banks and caused the devastation that is still very much visible throughout the community.

The orders have slowly been repealed during the past five months of flood recovery efforts, but support continues to be offered to flood affected residents on a case-by-case basis.

Those looking for information, or for support, should contact the Merritt Support Centre at 1700 Garcia Street, call 1-877-655-0341, or email [email protected].