The flood risk has officially been downgraded in Lumby.
The village has lifted evacuation alerts covering 160 homes and businesses along the creeks, and deactivated its emergency operations centre.
The village says creek levels are lower and have stabilized.
“We’re not going to say it’s (flood risk) over. The EOC could be re-activated if those conditions return, but at this point, we’re really not expecting that to happen,” village chief financial officer Jeremy Sundin tells Beach Radio News.
The Lumby Campground and Royals Ball Park have been reopened.
The Salmon Trail remains closed and should not be accessed.
The village will hold a townhall meeting at 5:30 pm Tuesday at the White Valley Community Hall to review the recently completed Floodplain Mapping Update and Earthworks Assessment Report.
“We will have the engineers there. Residents can come and talk about their sections, their concerns, and what they like, or don’t like about the report,” says Sundin.
Sundin says the village has issued a request for proposals to hire a consultant to develop a Flood Mitigation Plan to alleviate future flooding issues.
“There’s options that we probably haven’t even considered. Engineers with this specialty, will be able to come into the community, look at the information we have, look at the infrastructure we have, and help us come up with a plan.”
The properties no longer on evacuation alert include:
1879 Faulkner Avenue (Units 1 – 10)
1880 & 1894 Faulkner Avenue
2156 Bessette Street (Units 1 – 12)
2184 Bessette Street (Units 1 – 3)
2187 Bessette Street (Units 1 – 7)
2040 Shuswap – the residence only
1351 – 1965 Shuswap Avenue -businesses and residents
1650 – 1956 Vernon Street -businesses and residents
2006 – 2083 Heighway Crescent
2176 – 2362 Quesnel Road
2315 – 2351 Vale Avenue
1620 – 1807 Maple Street
1751 Glencaird Street (Units 1 – 54)
2061 – 2085 Industrial Avenue
1431 – 1480 Dyffryn Road
1633 Vernon Street
1643 Vernon Street (2 properties)
For the latest updates, visit the Village of Lumby’s website at www.lumby.ca