High Streamflow Advisory for Southeast BC

Nelson, BC:  The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for streams in southeast BC. This advisory affects the eastern and northern areas of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and includes the Duncan River and tributaries. Residents are advised to stay clear of the fast flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high streamflow period.

The RDCK Emergency Operations Centre reminds residents the risk of landslides is enhanced with the possibility of debris flow and rock fall during intense rainfall or rapid snowmelt. Residents should report landslides and floods to the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre by calling 1-800-663-3456.

“Having watched what has occurred throughout the province over the last couple of weeks, it is imperative residents take these warnings seriously and know what risks exist in and around their community,” said Chris Johnson, RDCK Manager of Community Sustainability. “At this point, the best strategy is to stay informed by monitoring the local weather and current stream flows.”

The RDCK encourages residents to remain prepared for unexpected events or emergencies by making a plan and having a household emergency kit and a grab and go bag. Information about Evacuation Orders and Alerts in the RDCK can be found on the RDCK website, Facebook and Twitter. For details about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit http://www.rdck.ca/eocinfo.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

River Forecast Centre
Current Flood Warnings and Advisories
Current Streamflow Conditions and Flood Forecast Modeling
Sign up for RDCK Emergency Notification System to receive notifications
RDCK Emergency Management
Emergency Management - Prepared BC
Prepared BC emergency guides and resources
Landslide and Flooding Risk Due to Wildfires – MFLNRORD
Public weather alerts for BC from Environment Canada
Drive BC

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The content on this page was last updated November 27 2021 at 5:32 PM