Evacuation alert cancelled for Tulameen

An evacuation alert announced because of the possibility of flooding has been cancelled for Tulameen.

An evacuation alert announced due to the possibility of flooding in Tulameen has been cancelled.

“Recent weather events have safely reduced the existing snow pack significantly,” said Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen chairman Dan Ashton.

The remaining snow melt will not be a major contributing factor in any further flooding, he said.

However, he said residents should be cautious of extreme rainfall.

The fire hall has information about potable water testing, and residents should consider having their septic tanks emptied to ensure they work properly, Ashton added.

A boil water advisory will remain in effect for the entire summer.

The evacuation alert was announced in April when Otter Lake rose more than three feet in two days.