Dec 28, 11am flood update

Evacuation alert for flood-prone areas cancelled

As of December 28, 2022 at 11am, the evacuation alert issued for properties near the Chemainus River is cancelled.

Heavy rain, coupled with snow melt and king tide events, led to localized flooding and road closures near Pinson’s Corner (the corner of Chemainus Road at Crofton Road). River levels have now receded.

Residents can be prepared for future flood events by ensuring storm drains near their property is cleared of snow or leaves, and check your home’s eaves and downspouts to ensure water drains properly. Localized flooding can be expected during heavy rain events. Never drive through a flooded road, even if signs are not yet in place.

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Media Contact:

Shawn Cator, Director of Operations
Municipality of North Cowichan