The City of Terrace declared a state of local emergency starting from June 9 to complete repairs to Frank Street as the flood risk forecast continues to decrease. (Rod Link/Terrace Standard)

The City of Terrace declared a state of local emergency starting from June 9 to complete repairs to Frank Street as the flood risk forecast continues to decrease. (Rod Link/Terrace Standard)

Evacuation alerts rescinded for New Remo, Old Remo, Dutch Valley and Usk

Residents are asked to remain vigilant around moving water as conditions can change

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) has rescinded evacuation alerts for Old Remo, New Remo, Dutch Valley and Usk after the flood watch issued by the Provincial River forecast centre was lifted due to a significant decrease in flood risk.

The RDKS Emergency Operations Centre remains at Level 1 preparedness as the regional district continues to monitor the rivers and river forecast centre.

Melting season can see rapid changes in water levels and residents are asked to be vigilant around moving water. This includes people living along the Stikine, Nass, Bulkley, Kalum, Skeena and other rivers and creeks in the regional district.

Residents and businesses in areas that have experienced flooding should consult “recovering after a flood” at gov.bc.ca. Also consult the provincial government website for information regarding sewage systems and flooding.

You can contact your local health authority for information about testing your drinking water if you are on a well or a private surface water system, as they can be contaminated during a flood.

People are advised not to drink the water until it has been tested and is safe. You can contact a Health Protection Officer at 250-565-7322.

Remove sandbags when there is no longer a risk of flooding. Sandbags that have come in contact with flood waters can be contaminated and pose a risk to your safety.

When disposing of sandbags wear gloves and boots to protect yourself from scrapes and contaminants. If your sandbag has been in contact with flood waters or if you suspect that sandbags have come into contact with industrial waste, fuel, oil or other chemicals, you should dispose of your sandbags at permitted waste handling facilities.

Sand from used sandbags should not be used in sandboxes, playgrounds or other areas where it will be in contact with people. You can reuse clean, dry and filled sandbags at other flood sites for up to six months.

The City of Terrace declared a state of local emergency 0n June 9 to complete emergency repairs to Frank Street as flood forecast continues to decrease.

READ MORE: Terrace declares state of local emergency amid flood risk on Frank Street

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