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Swift Creek Landslide July 31 2021

By Silvio Gislimberti
on Jul 31, 2021

Press Release

The public is advised of an active landslide adjacent to Swift Creek, near Valemount.

The Village of Valemount and Regional District of Fraser-Fort George have established a joint Emergency Operations Centre and is advising the public to avoid the area.
An evacuation alert is in effect for all properties on the Northeast side of Main Street beginning at Williams Road, and extending beyond the Swift Creek bridge to the end of Main Street in the Regional District (Van Zuben).

An evacuation alert means that residents in the affected area should take steps to prepare in the event an evacuation is required.

Residents in the area are encouraged to sign up for Emergency alert notifications for further updates.
Residents living within the Village of Valemount can sign up for alerts from the Village through Voyent Alert at https://valemount.ca/services/emergency-preparedness

Residents living outside the Village of Valemount can sign up for alerts from the Regional District at http://www.rdffg.bc.ca/uploads/PublicSafety/Emergency-Management/PAS_FAQ.pdf

Media Contact

Wayne Robinson, CAO
250-566-1445
cao@valemount.ca



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