The ferry at Usk east of Terrace has been pulled from service on the Skeena River for now because of rising water levels. (Photo courtesy the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

The ferry at Usk east of Terrace has been pulled from service on the Skeena River for now because of rising water levels. (Photo courtesy the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Evacuation orders rescinded for New Remo and parts of Old Remo

New Remo and parts of Old Remo are now on evacuation alert only

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) rescinded evacuation orders for New Remo and portions of Old Remo on Wednesday (June 8) as the Kalum and Skeena River levels have receded.

New Remo and parts of Old Remo are now on evacuation alert only. The evacuation alert from June 2 remains in place for Dutch Valley.

Evacuation orders remain in place for parts of Old Remo closest to the river and in Usk, until water levels are safe for the Usk ferry and cable aerial car to resume operations.

If your area’s evacuation order is rescinded RDKS requests that you please return home as soon as possible to secure your property. Security will not be available in alert areas overnight.

An evacuation order may need to be reissued as the situation unfolds as RDKS continues to monitor all areas.

Residents and businesses in areas that have experienced flooding can consult “recovering after a flood” on the B.C. government website.

The regional district will provide updates, information, and resources on local radio stations or you can visit the RDKS website and social media pages. Another update is expected June 9.


 

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