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Evacuation Alert for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park has been rescinded again

Evacuation Alert lifted

A mobile home park in the Shuswap area has once again been given the all clear from officials.

The evacuation alert that was put in place June 13 for the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park, has been rescinded effective immediately.

The alert was issued by the District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) “due to the potential danger to life, health and property caused by the threat of a landslide” in the Wiseman Creek area because of recent rains.

SEP officials said due to the the ongoing landslide risk in this area, residents are advised to stay informed.

This was the third evacuation alert issued for the mobile home park since May.

Officials were concerned rains could create mudslides and debris fields coming down the mountain behind the property, which was scorched by wildfire last year.

Studies by the geotechnical engineering firm BGC Engineering and presented to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District last March concluded the chance of a landslide taking place in the area sometime over the next two years is close to 100 per cent.

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