Evacuation Alert For Properties Near Tam O'Shanter Creek

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an Evacuation Alert for four properties at the mouth of Tam O’Shanter Creek near Riondel.

Residents reported dirty water in Tam O’Shanter Creek and a helicopter flyover with RDCK, MFLNRO, and MOTI staff this afternoon confirmed that a small landslide failure occurred within a tributary of the main creek. The slide was likely caused by the melting snowpack on an unstable slope. There is a low risk of slide debris impacting the residences below the creek.

CLICK HERE FOR AFFECTED AREA MAP [PDF - 290 KB]

Residents are asked to be observant of any changes in the creek such as large, sudden changes in flow, or any turbidity and debris.

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

For information on how to prepare for an evacuation, please visit: http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/emergency-preparedness.html

The RDCK will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.

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For further information, please visit:

Emergency Management info:http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management.html

RDCK Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay/

Contact:

EOC Information Officer

250-505-3853

The content on this page was last updated June 5 2017 at 4:26 PM