Boundary residents with properties prone to flooding are being told to prepare

The RDKB says Boundary area properties prone to flooding need to prepare now.

The reminder is going out to private property owners in low lying areas vulnerable to flooding, to make a  personal emergency plan, and to get sandbags  in place now before waters get any higher.

Emergency Program Manager Chris Marsh says they're anticipating some localized flooding along the Granby and West Kettle rivers as soon as this weekend or early next week.

The BC River  Forecast Centre is predicting that river levels will continue to rise through the next week.  

The RDKB has made 90-thousand sandbags and over 2 hundred yards of sand available at 9 locations across the region.

The RDKB has also activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Grand Forks to Level 1, which means an EOC Director is on duty 24-hours and can bring in a full complement of staff on short notice  to respond to a wider emergency. 

Meanwhile the evacuation alert for 16 homes in the 6 Mile area near Nelson, has been rescinded.

Based on evaluation and assessment by provincial experts.

Residents had been under evacuation alert since Sunday, following a mud slide that occurred near Heddle Road.