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UPDATED: Johnson Flats properties back on evacuation alert

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has reissued an evacuation alert for 10 addresses on Beatrice and Division streets at the south end of Johnson Flats in rural Grand Forks.

The low-lying properties were previously on an alert, which was cancelled last week.

The RDKB says residents in those areas should be prepared to leave at short notice, as they’re at risk of flooding.

However, things are actually looking promising.

“The good news on the ground is that river levels are declining,” RDKB emergency manager Mark Stephens said in a news release.

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“They’ve already come down by 15 cm since [Tuesday] night’s peak and are still dropping.  However, as the weather still remains unpredictable over the next couple of days, we will continue to monitor the situation with our partner agencies to ensure a swift response if conditions change unexpectedly.”

The B.C. River Forecast Centre has removed its high streamflow advisory for the Boundary, including the West Kettle River, Kettle River, Granby River and surrounding tributaries.

Self-serve sand bag stations are available, free, to residents at the Westbridge Community Hall, Rock Creek Riverside Centre, Midway public works yard, and in Grand Forks at 18th Street (behind the cemetery and up from dog park).

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