State of emergency declared for Campbell River after Tuesday landslides
The City of Campbell River has declared a state of local emergency to help it better deal with landslides that have forced some people from their homes.
The city says a temporary evacuation order has been put in place for a condominium complex and there is an evacuation alert for nearby properties, including another condo development, for people to be ready to leave their homes on short notice. The order is in place for seven days, unless deactivated by the city.
The city says a review of the Tuesday landslides highlighted matters in need of further investigation that may pose risks to the surrounding area.
Acting city manager Drew Hadfield says in a release that their top priority is public safety and staff are working diligently to get people home as soon as possible.
At least 30 people remained out of their homes after two small slides Tuesday on the hill behind the buildings.