UPDATE: Flooding in RDCK

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

 

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.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 - Shoreacres—Goose Creek Road at 2565 Shoreacres—Goose Creek Road
 - Highway 31 10 kms. north of Coffee Creek Bridge
 - Slocan Valley West Road south of 3137 Slocan Valley West Road

 

EVACUATION ALERT:

The evacuation alert for those homes affected by the road closure on Slocan Valley West Road is expected to be lifted today.

 

ROAD CONDITIONS:

Please visit Drive BC for current road conditions at http://www.drivebc.ca/

 

WEATHER UPDATES:

For current weather conditions, visit http://www.avalanche.ca/weather or https://weather.gc.ca/forecast/canada/index_e.html?id=BC

 

Although more rain is expected over the weekend, the forecast calls for precipitation to taper off.

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

           1-800-663-3456

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 7 2015 at 11:04 AM