The RDKB Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation alerts for seven properties in the low-lying Manly Meadows area of Electoral Area ā€˜Dā€™/Rural Grand Forks due to the potential for loss of road access from rising Kettle River water levels. Residences of these properties listed in the attachment to this release are requested to be prepared to leave the area with very short notice.

The alert was issued to seven addresses in the Edwards/Gilpin neighbourhood at midday yesterday and affects about 18 people.

Rainfall on May 17 and more rain forecast for the week of May 18 could cause flooding of low-lying areas and some properties could lose road access. Water levels are not expected to exceed those experienced in 2017.

This alert may be followed by an immediate order to evacuate should conditions worsen.