The RDKB Emergency Operation Centre has rescinded evacuation orders for 127 properties in the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks, these properties remain on evacuation alert.
Seven properties in Manly Meadows east of Grand Forks and six properties on Beatrice St. in Johnson Flats will remain on evacuation order due to floodwater in the area, existing flood threat or lack of access to homes.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Tuesday, that the Boundary rivers peaked and evacuation orders reassessed.
Rivers have peaked for now
• All river gauges show the Kettle River crested overnight with levels dropping at a rate faster than the rise.
• Weather forecasts call for dry conditions this week with some showers on the weekend; this bodes well for local residents who can expect river levels to stabilize at seasonal norms until more rain arrives.
Monday afternoon outside City Hall, Nelsonites joined the millions of people around the world protesting against anti-black racism following the gruesome death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into his neck.
An estimated 200 people turned out to voice their concerns in a peaceful manner while Nelson Police officer watched.
In areas throughout the Interior region, river levels have been high due to snowmelt and rainfall.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor conditions. Part of being prepared includes being aware of water safety following local flooding.
Interior Health encourages the public to consider how drinking water can be affected during and after floods.
The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for 140 residences on multiple properties in the Grand Forks area.
These latest evacuation orders apply to the following homes:
In a media release Monday, the BC River Forecast Centre issued a Flood Warning for the Boundary area of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.
The RDKB Emergency Operations Centre said residents are warned that the river levels have exceeded bank-full or will exceed bank-full imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.
The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for five properties in the City of Grand Forks.
These latest evacuations are for four homes on Granby Road and one home on Victoria Avenue immediately northeast of downtown Grand Forks. Residents are required to leave the affected areas immediately due to the immediate threat of flooding from the Granby River.
Evacuation orders for 13 properties in rural Grand Forks
Sand and Sandbags
After issuing an evacuation alert for 1137 properties across the Boundary, impacting an estimated 2,300 residents Friday, Saturday, The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated the centre operations to Level Three in preparation for heavy rain and possible flooding events anticipated in the region.
The activation includes:
In a press release Friday, Mercer indicated there will be a month of downtime this summer, over an above its annual shutdown. The press release reads as follows:
"Mercer International Inc. (“Mercer”) (Nasdaq: MERC) reports that its Celgar mill, in addition to regularly planned maintenance downtime of five days, will be taking approximately 30 days of additional downtime (aggregate 52,000 ADMTs) in July 2020.