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Evacuation alert issued for Slocan Valley West Road

The alert may be followed by an immediate Evacuation Order should conditions worsen.

The RDCK has issued an evacuation alert for residents of Slocan Valley West Road because of rising river levels and the danger of flooding.

“At this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to evacuate,” an RDCK news release states. “However, the RDCK is advising people to remain vigilant and be prepared to leave the area at short notice.’

The alert may be followed by an immediate Evacuation Order should conditions worsen.

The RDCK news release does not state how many homes are affected.

Residents requiring sandbags can contact the Emergency Program Coordinator, Terry Warren at 250-265-0230.

Click here for general information on sandbagging, including the recommended method for sandbag diking.

To report flooding or landslide, residents can call the 24/7 Provincial Emergency Reporting Number at 1-800-663-3456.

Click here for current river flow level advisories from the BC River Forecast Centre.

Residents can sign up for free emergency notification.