Rains cause floods in RDCK

Flooding is occurring in some areas of the Regional District of Central Kootenay due to recent rainfall.

 The following roads have been CLOSED due to flooding:

 - Slocan Valley West Road south of 3137 Slocan Valley West Road

 - Shoreacres—Goose Creek Road at 2565 Shoreacres—Goose Creek Road

Road crews have been dispatched.

Residents throughout the region are being asked to monitor local streams, creeks and rivers for rising water. People should also be aware of breaking ice dams and blocked culverts. Sandbags are available at local fire halls if needed.

Heavy precipitation can saturate soils which can affect slope stability. People are advised to be aware of possible sloughing or slides.

The RDCK will provide an update at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 7th.

IN THE EVENT OF A FLOOD EMERGENCY, call the 24/7 Provincial Emergency Reporting Number

         1-800-663-3456

 Listen to local radio stations for more information and current evacuation alerts and orders.

 For local RDCK Flood Information Bulletins (when applicable) please see www.rdck.bc.ca

 For information on debris flow hazards:

http://www.rdck.ca/assets/Services/Emergency~Management/Documents/Debris%20Flow%20Hazard%20Brochure_FINAL.pdf 

For information on Flood Preparedness, How to Sand Bag; Creating a Personal Emergency Kit and current River Flow Levels from the BC River Forecast Centre check out: www.embc.gov.bc.ca

For more information:
Anitra Winje
RDCK Information Officer
250.354.3476 / awinje@rdck.bc.ca

The content on this page was last updated February 6 2015 at 11:38 PM