A state of local emergency remains in effect due to flooding

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An evacuation ordered issued for a campground and RV park due to flooding in Fairmont Hot Springs has been downgraded to an evacuation alert.

The Regional District of East Kootenay issued an evacuation order for the Spruce Grove Campground & RV Resort at 10 a.m. on Saturday due to an “immediate danger from flooding” but rescinded that order on Sunday afternoon.

“Residents and campers in the resort should remain ready and prepared to evacuate should conditions worsen once again,” the regional district said.

A state of local emergency remains in effect for Fairmont Hot Springs where the regional district says lives and property remain at risk due to debris flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the area.

An evacuation alert was issued last Monday for 229 properties in the Fairmont Hot Springs and Cold Spring Creek areas about 100 kilometres north of Cranbrook.

“The purpose of this alert is to prepare people within the alert area so that they take steps to be ready in the event an evacuation order is issued and they have to leave on a moment’s notice,” the regional district said.


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