Salmo evacuation alert lifted

The alert was imposed due to threats of flooding along the Salmo River and Erie Creek

Photo: Village of Salmo website

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has lifted the evacuation alert for the Salmo and Ymir areas.

“We were extremely lucky that the Emergency Operations Centre team, village staff, fire department, various contractors and a small army of volunteers from Salmo and the surrounding area were able to prepare the village for the worst in such a short amount of time,” states a post on the Village of Salmo’s Facebook page.

“Preventing an up or downstream breach of the dike on Erie Creek last week was a key component to the preparedness, as was preparing for the worst the Salmo River could throw at us, and they did it,” the post continues.

“We also know and appreciate that cutting off access to the Legion and KP Park has been a sacrifice for many. Thank you for being so gracious about it and to all of you who have assisted with the other preparations and helped your neighbours during this time of imminent danger.”

Related: Evacuation alert expands north to Ymir (May 15)

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