The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued two more evacuation alerts bringing the total number of properties on evacuation alert in the Grand Forks area to sixteen.

Two properties on alert are on 19th Street north of 61st Street along the Kettle River in the City of Grand Forks. The riverbank eroded considerably in 2018 making the site vulnerable to further erosion during high water this spring. Following an assessment by geotechnical engineers, the RDKB has been advised to ask residents to prepare to leave the area with very short notice should conditions worsen and require alerts to become orders.

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