Princeton Ground Search and Rescue volunteers have been working around the clock since Friday night when this photo was taken, delivering evacuation alerts and orders. They say it’s imperative that residents of the Town of Princeton post their house numbers in a visible location, in case alerts or orders are issued here.

Princeton residents need to post house numbers

There are no evacuation orders or alerts for Princeton at this time

Town of Princeton residents are being asked to ensure that their house numbers are clearly visible, by local ground search and rescue volunteers.

Crew manager Randy Rorvik is reviewing the town’s state of readiness for evacuation, and has identified many properties do not have a visible house number.

House numbers are important for teams if they have to canvass a street or neighborhood to deliver evacuation notices or orders, he said.

They are absolutely crucial in the case of a tactical evacuation, he added.

“We just need to confirm our preplanning,” said Rorvik.

He stressed there are no evacuation orders or alerts in Princeton at this time.

Twenty-eight ground search and rescue workers have been working “too many hours to count” since last Friday, evacuating homes in the region.

Three hundred and fifty homes have been evacuated so far.

“Our team is tasked by the RCMP and we are trained to do it,” he said.

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