Kettle River in Grand Forks

Flood preparation 2018

May 3, 2018 – The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary reminds private property owners and residents in low-lying areas vulnerable to flooding to make a personal emergency plan and get sandbags and sand in place now, before waters get any higher in the coming days. Several local volunteer groups have already formed in the Grand Forks area to assist local residents to obtain sandbags and to sandbag their property if necessary. The Kettle River Watershed Authority will connect local residents with volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering or who needs help with sandbagging can contact KRWA at 250-442-4111 or plan@kettleriver.ca. Read more on the RDKB website.

Area of Residence Sandbag Contact Sand Location
Grand Forks

& Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks

Grand Forks Fire Rescue, 250-442-3612 ·         Grand Forks Airport, 5980 2nd Street

·         Grand Forks Arena (Jack Goddard Memorial Arena), 2020 Central Avenue

·         Nursery Fire Hall, 490 Starchuk Road

April 27, 2018 – The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Forks is now activated to Level 1. RDKB staff and municipal partners met at the EOC in Grand Forks on April 25 to make sure local government is prepared to respond to possible flooding in the coming weeks. The EOC will activate to Level 2 if necessary. Read more on the RDKB website.

The RDKB has put together information on where to find sandbags in each RDKB community, as well as information on flood preparedness and river flow levels.

To report flooding at your home or business please call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line – 1-800-663-3456.