RDKB EOC UPDATE May 15 morning

7:30am May 15th 2018

No access permitted to Ruckle

Water levels are rising in the Ruckle area. No one is allowed to be in the Ruckle area. Police will be manning road blocks and restricting access without exception. This area has been under evacuation order from May 10th. This is in the interest of public safety.

Local authorities are expecting a flood event similar to what was experienced late last week for the Grand Forks area.

The Emergency Operations Center continues to work at full capacity. Planning and preparation carry on for the anticipated flood event. Crews continue to work on priority areas.

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.”

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