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Evacuation alert lifted for North Cowichan as river flow levels begin to recede


North Cowichan has officially lifted the evacuation alert as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28th. 

The municipality was forced to issue an evacuation alert for a small area of North Cowichan near Pinson’s Corner (the corner of Chemainus Road at Crofton Road) due to heavy rain, snow melt, King Tide and higher than normal levels of Chemainus River. 

The alert was initially activated via CowichanAlert on December 26th as the King Tide event began and the snow melt progressed. 

In a statement today, North Cowichan officials said the King Tide event and rainfall did not make matters worse in regards to the flooding. They posted on Twitter and alerted residents through CowichanAlert of the evacuation cancellation as soon as circumstances had been able to be properly assessed. 

The Municipality of North Cowichan urges its residents to sign up for CowichanAlert for any and all future incidents.

Curtis Blandy

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