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27 Shuswap mobile homes on evacuation alert due to landslide risk

FILE PHOTO - Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park.
Image Credit: Columbia Shuswap Regional District

An evacuation alert is in place for 27 properties in the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park due to a landslide threat.

The alert was issued yesterday, June 3, by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre.

READ MORE: Okanagan, Shuswap regional districts monitoring for landslides after last summer's wildfires

The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in Sicamous is increasing due to forecasted rainfall and may pose a risk, according to a press release issued by the regional district.

Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an evacuation alert is in effect for the following residences numbered one through 27 in the mobile home park off of Highway 97A.

"Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation, however, you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions," according to the regional district.

Last month, an evacuation alert was also issued for the mobile home park due to a landslide threat.

READ MORE: Logging ban recommended due to safety concerns for those impacted by Shuswap wildfire

A regional district report shows post-wildfire debris-flow hazard at Wiseman Creek is very high following last summer's Two Mile Road wildfire.

Flood warnings and high streamflow advisories have also been issued across the Interior yesterday, June 3. In the Shuswap, a high streamflow advisory was issued for the Salmon River near Salmon Arm.

Properties currently under evacuation alert in the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park.
Properties currently under evacuation alert in the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park.
Image Credit: CSRD

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