Zwicky Road, Kaslo Landslide – Public Meeting April 24th, Evacuation Order Still in Place for Six Homes

There will be a public meeting held in Kaslo on Monday April 24th at 6pm to update residents on the landslide that occurred above Zwicky Road. The meeting with be held at the Kaslo Royal Canadian Legion Hall, located at 403 5th Street in Kaslo.

(RDCK RELEASE) – Assessment of the slide is ongoing and geotechnical engineers will be onsite on Friday and Saturday.

Landslide in Kaslo BC Canada – RDCK provided photo

The evacuation order for six homes below the slide remains in place and the RDCK will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.

The reception centre has also been relocated from the Kaslo Royal Canadian Legion Hall to the Kaslo Emergency Services Centre at 529 Arena Avenue.

Residents can contact the Emergency Operations Centre Reception for more information at1-866-522-7701 or 250-352-7701.

Kaslo Landslide – Evacuation Order Still in Place for Six Homes

The evacuation order for six homes below the Kaslo landslide remains in place. The properties surrounding the evacuation order still remain on evacuation alert and residents should stay vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The evacuation order and alert will remain in place for at least the next week while geotechnical engineers continue to conduct further monitoring and assessment of the slide.

Click here for evacuation order and affected area map. [PDF – 273 KB]

Residents are encouraged to assemble a 72 hour emergency grab & go kit in the event of an evacuation. Information about a 72 hour emergency kit can be found on the RDCK website:http://www.rdck.ca/assets/Services/Emergency~Management/Documents/Individual%20Preparedness%202016.pdf

Residents are also asked to stay alert for signs of slides. More information can be found in the debris flow brochure available on the RDCK website at: http://www.rdck.ca/assets/Services/Emergency~Management/Documents/2016-02-19-Debris%20Flow%20Hazard%20Brochure_FINAL.pdf

To report any debris indicators or hazards, or in the event of an emergency, residents can call the 24-hour provincial Emergency Coordination Centre toll-free number at 1-800-663-3456.

The RDCK is continuing to encourage residents to sign up for the emergency alert notification system. By signing up residents will receive a notification by text message or voice call of an emergency that could impact them. Residents can sign up and find more information on the RDCK website at:  http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management/emergency-alerts.html

The RDCK will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.

Residents can contact the Emergency Operations Centre Reception for more information at1-866-522-7701 or 250-352-7701.

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