Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mud Slides in Kaslo, B.C., and Shuswap Force Evacuations, Detours

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mud Slides in Kaslo, B.C., and Shuswap Force Evacuations, Detours

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Mudslide prompts evacuations in Kaslo, B.C.

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KASLO, B.C. - The threat of further mudslides has forced the evacuation of residents from 47 homes in the southeastern B.C., community of Kaslo.

A spokeswoman for the Regional District of Central Kootenay said no one has been hurt and the slide that came down on the hillside near the homes was small.

Emergency operations centre spokeswoman Brownwen Bird said the order was issued late Monday night following the mudslide on the west side of Kootenay Lake, about 720 kilometres northeast of Vancouver.

"They were unable to get geotechnical staff up there before it got dark, so out of caution we decided to issue a state of local emergency and an evacuation order to get those residents out of there," she said. …

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