The landslide has grown to more than 6 million cubic metres and is spreading in different directions making it difficult to predict when it will stop and where it will spread.
The landslide has been moving between 5-10 metres a day since Sept. 30, and has been ripping up the earth near the small town, destroying a main road and knocking out heat, power and water for residents.
The order advices evacuees to leave the area immediately, and prepare their homes properly before they leave.
The PRRD warns that all services to the area will stop after the evacuation and those who choose to stay will do so at their own risk and will be required to be 100% self-sufficient.
Evacuees are told to register with the Reception Centre in the Pomeroy Sports Centre (9324 96 Street). The Reception Centre will be open on October 7, 2018 from 11am – 7pm. Outside of these hours please call the Peace River Regional District and 250-784-3200 to arrange services.