August 11, 2020

Grand Forks TV

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RDKB Issues Flood Evacuation Notices

UPDATE: June 2 – RDKB Rescinds Evacuation order for 121 properties. (river has dropped and it looks like the worst is past)


From the June 1, 2020 Notice:

Evacuation orders for 171 households in the Grand Forks area

KETTLE RIVER TO REACH PEAK LATE ON JUNE 1, WITH FURTHER PEAKS LIKELY IN DAYS TO COME

The Regional District of Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has issued evacuation orders for 140 residences on multiple properties in the Grand Forks area.
These latest evacuation orders apply to the following homes:

  • 108 homes on Highway 3, Gilpin Creek Forest Service, Heaven and Nursery/South Nursery roads.
  • 36 homes south of the Grand Forks Airport on Gilpin, Darcy and Jmayoff roads.
  • 27 homes in Johnson Flats, 12th St and Division St

You can read the full text of the notice here.

So it sounds like properties not adjacent to the rivers are going to be okay. For those along the river its a riskier time.

The maps from the notices of May 31 to June 1

The Flood Update videos from local government with yesterday’s Update first in the list.