Evacuation orders rescinded for areas near Little Qualicum River and Nanaimo River

The Little Qualicum River on Nov. 16, 2021. || Photo by Kevin Forsyth
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Residents who left their homes due to flooding near the Little Qualicum River and Nanaimo River can return after the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) rescinded its evacuation order.

The order for 246 Riverbend Road, 3506 Island Hwy West and Waters Road (RDN Electoral Area G) and portions of Wilkinson Road, Alice Road and Riverside Road (RDN Electoral Area A) were put in place yesterday (Nov. 15).

The RDN said the areas have been deemed safe after rapid damage assessments were completed today (Nov. 16).

Pooled water remains at 380 Martindale Road (RDN Electoral Area G) and a rapid damage assessment will be completed on Nov. 17 when safe to do so. A separate update will be issued for the area once the assessment is completed, according to the RDN.

“Thank you to residents for their cooperation and patience as the RDN and partner agencies monitored, assessed and responded to flooding throughout the region. We extend our thoughts to all who have been impacted by the flooding and remind all to visit our website for important information on flood recovery and resources available,” said Tyler Brown, RDN chair. 

“We are also very grateful for the tireless work of first responders who ensured people were safe and evacuated when needed, and to all the volunteers who helped at the reception centres. We cannot thank everyone enough for their efforts and support during this emergency.”

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