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Evacuation alert issued for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park due to landslide threat

Mobile home park on alert

An evacuation alert has been issued for a mobile home park in the Shuswap area due to the threat of a landslide.

The District of Sicamous, through the Shuswap Emergency Program, issued the evacuation alert for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park — located on the east side of Highway 97A — on Sunday, at about 3 p.m.

“The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing due to predicted thunderstorms in the area,” the alert notification said.

“Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an evacuation alert is in effect.”

Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park residences numbers one through 27 are under alert, and residents are advised to gather essential items, get grab-and-go bags together, fill vehicles with gas and make transportation arrangements in case an evacuation is ordered.

“Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to an evacuation, however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions,” the notification said.

Residents are advised to monitor the Shuswap Emergency Program’s website for updates.

This is the fourth evacuation alert issued for the mobile home park since May.

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