Floods & Slides in RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) due to numerous small flood and slide events throughout the district.

“Public safety is the RDCK’s number one priority,” says Andrew Bellerby, EOC Director and General Manager of Fire and Emergency Services. “The RDCK is ready to assist our residents in case of emergency, if needed.”

Residents are asked to stay alert for signs of flooding or slides. They are also encouraged to read 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 at1-800-663-3456.

For sand and sandbags, homeowners can contact their local Emergency Program Coordinator:

Alanna Garrett (Areas A, B, C, G, Salmo, Creston)

Terry Warren (Areas H, Slocan Valley, K, Nakusp)

Nora Hannon (Areas D, E, F, I, J, Kaslo and Nelson)

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/

Andrew Bellerby, EOC Director – 250.551.2641

The content on this page was last updated March 21 2017 at 9:17 AM