Nearly 5,000 evacuees in Prince George

The number of evacuees in the city was just south of 5,000 as of last night.

In all, 4,948 had registered at the emergency reception centre at the College of New Caledonia, according to city figures - 3,963 adults and 985 children.

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Of that total, 428 are in group lodging, 470 are in RV parking, 2,403 have found alternative accommodation and 484 have found commercial lodging

A so far, $373,000 in grocery voucher has been distributed.

Also, CanadaHelps has launched a web portal proving information on the charities giving direct assistance to residents effected as well as those assisting in long term rebuilding efforts. It can be found at

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