*Submitted by the RDCK*
JUNE 1, 2020
Based on observed river levels, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has rescinded the evacuation order for the Slocan River drainage region in electoral Area ‘H’ and ‘I’ and the Village of Slocan. The area remains under evacuation alert.
The evacuation order was issued at approximately 11:00 pm tonight, however, based on observed river levels, the order has been rescinded. Homes that were part of the evacuation order for the Slocan River are not required to evacuate at this time.
*Submitted by the RDCK*
The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued an evacuation order for the Slocan River drainage region in electoral Area ‘H’ and ‘I’. The rest of the entire RDCK region, with the exception of Castlegar and Nelson, remains under evacuation alert which was issued Saturday evening. Evacuation orders have also been issued for Crawford Creek, Duhamel Creek, Salmo/Ymir, and Broadwater Road.
The evacuation order has been issued for the following:
- Slocan River drainage, South of the Village of Slocan including some residents within (see evacuation addresses below):
– The Village of Slocan
– Lemon Creek
– Slocan Park
– Crescent Valley
Residents and visitors are required to leave the affected area immediately and check into the at the Castlegar & District Community Complex, 2101 6th Ave, Castlegar, B.C. Due to COVID-19 we ask everyone to do their best to practice physical distancing and wash or sanitize their hands regularly.
Access to the evacuation order area is being controlled. You will not be permitted to return to your home during an evacuation order unless it is safe to do so and you have been given the permission of local officials and emergency personnel.
Check in with reception at the Castlegar Community Complex and let them know you are under Evacuation Order. Short-term assistance for immediate needs of food, shelter, clothing and emotional support is provided by Emergency Social Services volunteers through this centre. Volunteers will be able to help you find an alternate place to stay if needed.
This reception centre may not be able to accommodate your pets, so make sure you have prepared your pets by having appropriate cages, food and food/water/bowls, and ensure they are wearing identification. You may wish to arrange to have your pets cared for by family or friends.
Everyone is advised to stay away from riverbanks and fast-flowing water.