Kaslo Landslide - Evacuation Order Still in Place for Six Homes
April 19, 2017
The evacuation order for six homes below the Kaslo landslide remains in place. The properties surrounding the evacuation order still remain on evacuation alert and residents should stay vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.
The evacuation order and alert will remain in place for at least the next week while geotechnical engineers continue to conduct further monitoring and assessment of the slide.
Residents are encouraged to assemble a 72 hour emergency grab & go kit in the event of an evacuation. Information about a 72 hour emergency kit can be found on the RDCK website:http://www.rdck.ca/assets/Services/Emergency~Management/Documents/Individual%20Preparedness%202016.pdf
Residents are also asked to stay alert for signs of slides. More information can be found in the debris flow brochure available on the RDCK website at: http://www.rdck.ca/assets/Services/Emergency~Management/Documents/2016-02-19-Debris%20Flow%20Hazard%20Brochure_FINAL.pdf
To report any debris indicators or hazards, or in the event of an emergency, residents can call the 24-hour provincial Emergency Coordination Centre toll-free number at 1-800-663-3456.
The RDCK is continuing to encourage residents to sign up for the emergency alert notification system. By signing up residents will receive a notification by text message or voice call of an emergency that could impact them. Residents can sign up and find more information on the RDCK website at: http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/emergency-alerts.html
The RDCK will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.
Residents can contact the Emergency Operations Centre Reception for more information at1-866-522-7701 or 250-352-7701.
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/
EOC Information Officer
The content on this page was last updated April 20 2017 at 1:13 PM