Evacuation alert rescinded for homes in 6 Mile area

Nelson, BC: The evacuation alert for sixteen homes in the 6 Mile area of Electoral Area F has been rescinded as of 10:00 am on May 2, 2018. Residents had been under an evacuation alert since April 29 following a mud slide that occurred off “the Middle Road” near Heddle Road.

“Based on our evaluation and assessment by experts with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, we are lifting the evacuation alert,” said Andrew Bellerby, the RDCK’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Director. “I’d like to ask residents and visitors in the area to remain vigilant—we are still dealing with freshet and these kinds of incidents could happen again.”

Residents are reminded that mud slides and landslides are common in the spring. They should monitor the terrain and creeks on their property for any unusual events—such as a rapid increase or decrease in flow, or a change in course.

What you can do:
• Report a slide emergency that is occurring by calling 911.
• Report any unusual events to the 24-hour toll-free provincial emergency number at 1-800-663-3456.
• Sign up for the RDCK Emergency Notification System (for location-specific orders to evacuate or shelter in place). Go to www.rdck.ca and select “Emergency Alerts” from the home page, or go to the alert system sign-up page at https://rdckemergency.connectrocket.com.
• For general information about emergency preparedness and evacuations, please visit the Emergency Preparedness page of the RDCK website or PreparedBC.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.

For media inquiries:

EOC Information Officer
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Phone: (250) 352-7701

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