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Landslide threat: Evacuation alert lifted for Shuswap mobile home park

Regional officials say the evacuation alert, issued Thursday, has been lifted for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park along Highway 97A. Global News

UPDATE: The Shuswap Emergency Program says an evacuation alert for an area mobile home park has been lifted.

The evacuation alert for Sicamous Mobile Home Park, located along Highway 97A, was first issued on May 5 because of a possible landslide.

The alert, however, was lifted on May 9.

The Shuswap Emergency Program says the area has been downgraded to all clear, but that due to the ongoing risk of a landslide in the area, residents are advised to stay informed.

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A mobile home park in B.C.’s Southern Interior that’s under threat from a possible landslide is still under an evacuation alert.

Issued on Thursday, regional officials say the evacuation alert remains in effect for all residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park along Highway 97A, and that it will stay that way until further notice.

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“Conditions in the Wiseman Creek drainage improved overnight as precipitation levels were reduced from earlier in the day,” reads a press release from the Shuswap Emergency Program and the District of Sicamous.

“Rainfall amounts were not significant enough to trigger a landslide, however, the threat remains.”

Officials say there’s no timeline as to when the evacuation alert might be lifted, though the Shuswap Emergency Program says it’s closely monitoring forecasting reports from its early warning system.

Under an evacuation alert, residents don’t have to leave their homes.

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Should the evacuation alert be rescinded, residents will be made aware via online posts from the Shuswap Emergency Program and the District of Sicamous, along with a cancellation notification being issued.

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