RDKB urging public to prepare for possibility of flooding in Boundary region

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
May 2nd, 2023

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre is asking Boundary residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding.

The RDKB said with increasing temperatures and the possibility of heavy precipitation in the forecast later this week, waters are expected to rise.

"Current models show that levels could be similar to those in 2018," the RDKB media release said.

"Conditions can change throughout the week. The RDKB continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary."

The RDKB said anyone needing sand and/or bags, can pick them up at the locations listed below starting this afternoon (please note you will need to fill the bags with sand):

Grand Forks & Area D: (see attached maps for location of sand & bags and flood control works)

  • 18th St at Kettle River Drive (beside cemetery north of Dog Park)
  • Grand Forks Arena (west side of building)
  • Morrissey Creek Rd at ATV Staging Area
  • Grand Forks Airport
  • Barbara Ann Park off Riverside Drive

Other areas in the RDKB:

  • Christina Lake: Fire Hall
  • Rock Creek:        Riverside Centre
  • Westbridge:       Westbridge Community Hall
  • Greenwood:      Public Works Yard
  • Midway:              Public Works Yard

The RDKB said is urging the public to please stay clear of fast-flowing watercourses and potentially unstable river and creek banks.

Check https://emergency.rdkb.com/ for updates and information on emergency preparedness.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for our Emergency Notification System at https://voyent-alert.com/ca/community/#registration

Note the location of sand & bags map.

— Source Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

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