Crawford Creek Residents Told to Leave Because of Severe Flood Threat
Crawford Creek residents have been told to evacuate.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay issued the order Saturday night after declaring a State of Emergency for all areas of the RDCK except for Nelson and Castlegar.
The close to fifty commercial, residential and industrial properties ordered evacuated along the Crawford Creek Drainage area of Crawford Bay are on Highway 3-A, Peters Road and Seymour Road.
Evacuated residents and visitors were told to head to the Kokanee Springs Resort so officials could account for their whereabouts, but they weren't required to leave.
Regional District officials declared the State of Emergency because of the prospect of significant thunderstorm activity with frequent lightning, wind gusts of up to 100kn an hour and up to 100mm of rain over the weekend.
State of Emergency status gives officials the ability act quickly to get resources needed to respond to the threat of widespread flooding.
The rest of the RDCK remains under Evacuation Alert.