Evacuation Alert removed for Morley Creek Area

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The evacuation alert has been removed for the Morley Creek area at 10 Mile.

It was issued by the RDCK as a precaution for 30 properties due to a debris flood in the area, north of Nelson..

Emergency Operations Coordinator Chris Johnson says a flight over the entire creek yesterday determined it was unlikely an event of similar or greater size is imminent.

Water access was affected for water license holders in the area. 

Nine properties have been identified as being damaged due to the debris flood, but no structural damage or injury to persons has been reported.

Meanwhile Johnson says this kind of event is a natural occurrence for steep creeks in our region, and residents should remain aware of their surroundings and prepare to act when an emergency occurs.