EOC Evacuation Order Rescinded for Slocan River drainage region

Nelson, BC: Based on observed river levels, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has rescinded the evacuation order for the Slocan River drainage region in electoral Area ‘H’ and ‘I’ and the Village of Slocan.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order was issued at approximately 11:00 pm tonight, however, based on observed river levels, the order has been rescinded.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.

This includes Slocan River drainage, South of the Village of Slocan including some residents within:

  • The Village of Slocan
  • Lemon Creek
  • Perry’s
  • Appledale
  • Winlaw
  • Lebahdo
  • Vallican
  • Passmore
  • Slocan Park
  • Crescent Valley
  • Shoreacres

Everyone is advised to stay away from riverbanks and fast-flowing water.

For more information about evacuations and emergency preparedness, along with other resources, please visit the RDCK website or the PreparedBC website. The RDCK EOC public inquiry line is 250-352-1572.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.

For further information, please contact: 

EOC Information Officer
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-352-1572
Email: eocinfo@rdck.bc.ca

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