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May 7, 2017

Boil Water Advisory - Sorrento Water System

12:00 PM

High Turbidity levels have been detected in the Sorrento Water System's drinking water supply.  High turbidity (cloudiness) levels may occur in surface water sources due to seasonal weather changes causing excessive surface runoff, flooding or lake turnover.  A high turbidity level may impair the effectiveness of the disinfection treatment system.  If disinfection is impaired,...

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May 7, 2017

MOTI Information Bulletin - Flooding

Please see the attached Information Bulletin released today by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Emergency Management BC as a result of the flooding being experienced in the area.

MoTI Information Bulletin   

 

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May 7, 2017

Robinson Creek Landslide - Update

1:00 PM

Search and rescue efforts are still underway at the Robinson Creek landslide in the 5900 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.  The Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team (HUSR), along with the Shuswap Search and Rescue Team are on site.  Field Services staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) and the RCMP are also on scene. 

The...

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May 6, 2017

Landslide - Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road/Robinson Creek

3:30 AM

A landslide occurred at approximately 12:00 AM on Saturday May 6, 2017 in the 5900 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.  The RCMP is on scene and a precautionary tactical evacuation of homes within the area is being conducted.  

Residents who have left their homes and require Emergency Support Services are advised to contact the ESS directly at 250.517.8071 directly for...

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May 6, 2017

Robinson Creek Landslide Update

10:00 AM

The Shuswap Emergency Program has activated an Emergency Operations Centre in support of a landslide event that occurred in the 5900 block of Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road in Electoral Area C of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

A geotechnical assessment of the slide area will occur on Saturday morning and further information will be provided once it becomes available...

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May 6, 2017

Seymour Main Forest Service Road Mudslide Update

10:30 AM

The Shuswap Emergency Program has activated an Emergency Operations Centre to support landslide events on the Seymour Main Forest Service Road at 2 km and 3 km.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources are currently conducting a geotechnical assessment of the area.  Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

The Seymour Main Forest...

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May 6, 2017

Evacuation Order Issued - Robinson Creek Landslide

11:00 AM

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has issued an Evacuation Order for thirteen properties located at 5866, 5874, 5882, 5890, 5900, 5921, 5922, 5932, 5933, 5940, 5941, 5947, and 5948 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road.

Please see the Evacuation Order and Map for further details.

Evacuation Order...

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May 6, 2017

Evacuation Order - Robinson Creek Landslide

12:30 PM

An Evacuation Order has been issued as a result of a landslide in the 5900 Block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, Tappen, in Electoral Area C of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

The Shuswap Emergency Program has activated an Emergency Operations Centre in support of the incident.  The RCMP are on site in the Evacuation Zone to secure the area.  

A preliminary...

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May 6, 2017

Flooding and Sandbag Information

The heavy rain from overnight thunderstorms, combined with snow melt from warmer temperatures has seen the flow and level of several water courses rise.  

Sandbags are available for residents concerned about protecting their property from flooding.  Property owners are responsible for taking steps and having the necessary equipment to protect their properties from flooding.

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May 6, 2017

Seymour Main Forest Service Road Landslide Update

8:30 PM

The Seymour Main Forest Service Road at 2 km and 3 km (northeast of St. Ives) remains closed in both directions until further notice.

Ministry Of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources advise that an alternate vehicle route along the 1020 Blueberry Celista Forest Service Road is passable for residents of Seymour Arm if required.

For information and updates please...

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