An evacuation alert has been issued for three more addresses on Little Slocan Lake Road, according to a news release from the Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre.
Due to the debris flow damage to Little Slocan South Road, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has closed the road until further notice.
There are now six Vallican properties on evacuation alert:
3270 Little Slocan South Road (new)
3279 Little Slocan South Road (new)
3301 Little Slocan South Road (new)
3300 Little Slocan South Road (already on alert)
3360 Little Slocan South Road (already on alert)
3364 Little Slocan South Road (already on alert)
There is one property on evacuation order:
3355 Little Slocan South Road
The RDCK news release states that residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate.
“However, the RDCK advises people to remain vigilant and be prepared to leave the area at a moment’s notice. It is recommended to prepare an emergency kit and ensure preparedness, including moving pets and livestock to a safe area, in the event the situation worsens and an evacuation order is enforced.”
Residents should plan where they intend to go if evacuated.
The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded the entire RDCK to flood watch for rivers and surrounding tributaries. River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed the river banks.
Updates or changes to the evacuation order and evacuation alert will be provided via the RDCK website, Facebook and Twitter as more information becomes available. For details about evacuation and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit www.rdck.ca/eocinfo. The RDCK EOC public inquiry line is 250-352-7701.
Sandbags and sand are available for residents at any of the locations listed on the RDCK website: www.rdck.ca/befloodprepared.
If you have livestock or large animals, now is the time to consider moving them.
If you are not physically able to evacuate yourself, and for more information about evacuations and emergency preparedness, contact the EOC public inquiry line at 250-352-7701.
Report flooding or any new hazards to the 24-hour toll-free provincial emergency number at 1-800-663-3456.
Sign up for RDCK Emergency Notification System to receive notifications.