Grand Forks, BC
May 14, 2018
10:30 a.m. PT
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, there will be two community meetings held, one in Rock Creek
at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and one in Grand Forks at the Grand
Forks Secondary School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Officials will be present to update community members on the current flood situation and
will be available to answer some pressing questions.
Community involvement during this time of unprecedented flooding has been remarkable.
Volunteers are tirelessly supporting relief efforts across the Boundary region. So far,
220,000 sandbags have been distributed.
Emergency officials are cautioning the public to remain vigilant in anticipation of the
second surge of water from melting snow set to pass through local watersheds this week.
The RDKB continues to work closely with local government officials in preparation of this
Public must remain out of evacuated areas. Evacuation orders have been put in place for
public safety and those entering restricted areas put themselves at risk as well as divert
resources from critical flood efforts.
Crews continue to repair critical dikes in the Boundary region in priority sequence.
Many Grand Forks residents have registered with the Red Cross upon evacuation. Loved
ones wanting to connect with them can call 250 442-1658 or 250 442-1556.
It is extremely important to be safe when near floodwater. River levels can rise
quickly and currents can be unpredictable. The ground can be soft and unstable
causing extremely poor footing. Exercise extreme caution.
The contact for the Emergency Operations Centre is 1-888-747-9119.