Flooding has caused an evacuation alert for the Lardeau River area. File image

Flooding has caused an evacuation alert for the Lardeau River area. File image

UPDATE: Lardeau River evacuation alert rescinded: RDCK

25 properties were asked to prepare in case of an order to leave

Update, July 5 at 12:15 p.m.

The evacuation alert reported in the story below has been rescinded.

An evacuation alert has been issued to 25 properties along the Lardeau River north of Kaslo.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Emergency Operations Centre said in a release Monday evening there is potential for flooding south from Poplar Creek to the confluence of the Duncan and Lardeau rivers.

The alert comes after a day of heavy rainfall in the West Kootenay, where the BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory.

Evacuation alerts are not orders. Residents are asked to move animals and pets to safe areas and have supplies ready if an evacuation order is announced.

The properties included in the evacuation alert are:

14940 HWY 31

14146 HWY 31

14142 HWY 31

14130 HWY 31

15904 HWY 31

15924 HWY 31

13825 HWY 31

16340 HWY 31

16395 HWY 31

209 LARDEAU RIV RD

16394 HWY 31

208 LARDEAU RIV RD

16410 HWY 31

16412 HWY 31

16414 HWY 31

13544 HWY 31

16420 HWY 31

16422 HWY 31

16424 HWY 31

16430 HWY 31

13504 HWY 31

13440 HWY 31

16480 HWY 31

16471 HWY 31

16453 POPLAR CREEK FSR