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GNWT opens evacuation portal for residents online

A full list of all evacuation needs and information has launched through the Government of the Northwest Territories website.

The evacuation order, was issued shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, is in effect for all City of Yellowknife residents, and those in Dettah, Ingraham Trail and Ndilǫ, with the goal of having all non-essentially personnel out of any potential harms way from increasing wildfires in the area no later than 12 p.m. Friday.

The portal will allow residents to register as an evacuee, and offers up information on services available, lists of items to remember prior to departing, and information for residents who are in need of help getting out.

The website, according to the GNWT will continuously be updated as new information becomes available.

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