Elkford’s State of Local Emergency ends

The District of Elkford’s State of Local Emergency ended last night on June 27, 2013. The Evacuation Alert is no longer in effect.

High water levels in Elkford have receded since last weekend allowing Elkford to end their State of Local Emergency last night.

High water levels in Elkford have receded since last weekend allowing Elkford to end their State of Local Emergency last night.

The District of Elkford’s State of Local Emergency ended last night on June 27, 2013 and the Evacuation Alert is no longer in effect.

The rivers are still running fast; therefore, residents are asked to stay away from the Elk River and Boivin Creek. These and other waterways may have bank erosion, which has made trees in the area unstable. As a result Peace Park is still closed until further notice.

The dike/trail system along the Elk River has received damage during the flood. Dike assessments are being conducted with repair work to follow. Residents are asked to stay away from this area, as portions of the dike/trail are missing, and undercutting has impacted many spots.

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses. More information is available at www.embc.gov.bc.ca/em/dfa_claims/dfa.html.

Community updates will continue to be provided on the District of Elkford website and Facebook. There will no longer be any updates on the District’s 91.1 FM emergency radio station.