Evacuation Alert Issued for Slocan Valley West Road

Due to the potential danger from rising waters in the Slocan River, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents and visitors of Slocan Valley West Road.

At this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate. However, the Regional District of Central Kootenay are advising people to remain vigilant and be prepared to leave the area at short notice. 

This alert may be followed by an immediate Evacuation Order should conditions worsen.

CLICK HERE FOR EVACUATION ALERT AND AFFECTED AREA MAP [PDF - 708 KB]

Residents requiring sandbags can contact the Emergency Program Coordinator:

Terry Warren, EPC Nakusp / Slocan & Areas H, K    250-265-0230

To report flooding or landslide, residents can call the 24/7 Provincial Emergency Reporting Number at 1-800-663-3456.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – DIAL 911

CLICK HERE for general information on sandbagging, including the recommended method for sandbag diking.

CLICK HERE for information on debris flow hazards.

CLICK HERE for information on Flood Protection and Planning.

CLICK HERE for current River Flow Level advisories from the BC River Forecast Centre.

If you haven’t already, please sign up for the FREE Emergency Notification System.

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For further media information, please call:

250-505-3853

The content on this page was last updated May 31 2017 at 9:24 AM