Evacuation Order for Slocan Valley West Road Following Flooding

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has declared a State of Local Emergency and an Evacuation Order for Slocan Valley West Road following flooding due to a continued rise of the Slocan River. Several sections of Slocan Valley West Road have meanwhile been submerged. A flood watch remains in place for the Slocan River, with the river having reached or exceeded the 20 year return level.

The evacuation order has been issued for the following areas:

2220 to 2987 Slocan Valley West Road.

CLICK HERE FOR AFFECTED AREA MAP [PDF - 588 KB]

Residents are required to leave the affected area immediately and report to the reception centre at the Passmore Fire Hall 3725 Hwy 6.

Access to the Evacuation Order Area is being controlled.

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

Residents are advised to stay away from riverbanks and fast flowing water.

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 1 2017 at 10:07 AM