Emergency Information

This page is your source for official emergency information from the RDCK.

Here you will find current notices about emergency declarations, emergency alerts, orders and rescinds, and updates from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) while the EOC is active. Bookmark this page for future reference: www.rdck.ca/EOCINFO

Evacuation Alerts, Orders and Rescinds






Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Update - 4:30pm

  • The Morley Creek debris flood was a natural occurrence that unfortunately caused damage to water systems and properties in the area. While the Evacuation Alert was removed on Monday, we know that some residents may be dealing with the aftermath of the incident. Affected residents can find more information about accessing support and resources in this notice: Notice for Residents Affected by the Morley Creek Debris Flood

Monday, August 12, 2019

Update - 4:00pm


Update - 10:00 am

  • The RDCK is working with geotechnical experts today to see if a cause to Sunday’s debris flood at Morley Creek can be confirmed. These efforts will include an overflight and possible on-site assessment. Once we get more information, we will be able to make a determination regarding the Evacuation Alert. In the meantime, the Evacuation Alert remains in effect. We ask people in the area to avoid visiting upstream the creek for the time being.

  • All updates will be shared on this web page, and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • For traffic conditions, visit https://drivebc.ca.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Update - 4:00pm

  • At this time, the Evacuation Alert issued today for communities in the Morley Creek area remains in effect. The RDCK EOC is standing down for the evening, but we will continue to monitor the situation and keep an eye on the weather. We will provide an update on Monday morning on the Emergency Information page on the RDCK website, and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • If you notice new, concerning conditions in the area of the Morley Creek incident, call the Emergency Management BC 24-hour provincial toll-free number: 1-800-663-3456

  • If you'd like to learn more about debris flow hazards in the Kootenays, check out this information brochure.

Update - 12:00noon

 Update - 9:30am

  • The RDCK Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been activated in response to a debris flood in the area of Morley Creek at 10 Mile, between Sitkum Creek and Kokanee Creek.
  • We are currently working with FLNRO and MoTI to gather information and assess the situation to determine next steps.
  • People who have water coming off Morley Creek may be experiencing water issues. They are advised NOT to visit the area to check on their water until we know more.
  • We will provide updates on this web page and on Facebook and Twitter when we know more.


Stay in the know

Emergency information is also issued on the RDCK Facebook page and RDCK Twitter account, as well as through local newspapers, news sites and radio stations.

Monitor before something happens:

Stay informed during active events:

  • Right here, on the RDCK Emergency Information page
  • BC Wildfire – for current wildfire activity
  • MOE Spills Info – for spill incident overviews
  • Emergency Info BC – for provincial advisories
  • Local radio stations and newspaper

To report something:

  • Potential floods, landslides, spills or other hazards (24 hr): Provincial reporting line: 1-800-663-3456
  • Wildfire: BC Wildfire reporting line: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell
  • Downed power lines or other electrical hazards: FortisBC tel: 1-866-436-7847 or 911
  • A gas leak: FortisBC Emergency Line: 1-800-663-9911 or 911
  • A problem on a highway: Drive BC

Being prepared will help you and your family get through a disaster. Visit the Emergency Preparedness page for helpful tips and resources.

The content on this page was last updated August 14 2019 at 12:48 PM