RDKB Issues Evacuation Order for rural Grand Forks, Alert for parts of Village of Fruitvale

May 6th, 2023

An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for six (6) properties in the Nursery area in Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks, effective as of Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2 pm. because of rising river levels.

EOC officials will be delivering Evacuation Orders to residents at the affected properties.

The full list of addresses as well as a map of the evacuation order and alert areas are available at emergency.rdkb.com. 

“We have issued this Evacuation Order out of concern for our residents as water levels continue to rise,” says Mark Stephens, RDKB’s emergency manager and EOC Director.

Emergency Support Services will be provided to those affected through our partners at the Canadian Red Cross. Evacuated residents are asked to register at the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena at 2020 Central Avenue in Grand Forks.

Evacuation Alert for 16 Properties in Village of Fruitvale and 1 Property in Electoral Area A

The RDKB Regional Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Evacuation Alert has been issued by the  for 16 properties in the Village of Fruitvale and one (1) property in Electoral Area A (Kenny Road) as of Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3 p.m. due to rising water levels.

A full list of addresses as well as a map of the evacuation alert area in the RDKB are available at emergency.rdkb.com.

This Evacuation Alert is in place to prepare residents to evacuate their premises or property should it be found necessary. ‘

Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an Evacuation Order; however, they may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.  

“The Regional Emergency Operations Centre is closely monitoring water levels and is taking precautions to keep our residents safe,” says Mark Stephens, RDKB’s emergency manager and EOC Director. “We ask residents to stay up to date by checking official sources for information and to sign up for our evacuation alert system.”

The public is advised to exercise caution and stay clear of fast-flowing rivers and creeks and potentially unstable riverbanks. They are also requested to report any woody debris and log jams that have been mobilized during the high-streamflow period to FrontCounter BC.

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