The City of Prince George is issuing an evacuation alert for Farrell Street due to a significant risk of flooding from the Fraser River.

(Map supplied by City of Prince George)

The BC River Forecast Centre is predicting the river level at South Fort George could reach between 9.5 to 9.8 metres this weekend: the Fraser River at South Fort George is currently at about 9.4 metres.

Homes on Farrell Street could start to flood when the river reaches about 9.8 metres.

Recent heavy rainfall has caused the River to rise significantly, and flooding may also occur at Paddlewheel and Hazelton Parks.

Sand and sandbags are available to the residents of Farrell Street and are positioned at the North end of the Street.

Residents under alert are strongly advised to have an emergency kit readily available to enable them to quickly leave their properties in the event of an evacuation order.