News Release - January 31, 2018

News Release - January 31, 2018

RDN Emergency Operations Centre Update

The Regional District of Nanaimo's (RDN) Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is now operating only with core RDN Emergency Services staff. Our staff will continue to work on any outstanding issues related to the incidents that took place January 29 and 30.

The break in the rain the past couple of days has allowed river levels to drop and flooding to subside. While there is rain in the forecast for the days ahead, it is not forecast to be at the volumes seen in the Sunday/Monday event.

Many of the roadways that were previously closed are now open. There are a few situations in the RDN that are being monitored:

  • MOTI and the District of Lantzville have assessed the damage caused by the landslide on Rumming Road. As damage is extensive, a portion of Rumming Road is anticipated to remain closed for the next 4-6 weeks.
  • MOTI has assessed the damage to Melrose Road and are developing a short-term and long-term plan to reopen the road and install a temporary bridge.
  • Parry's RV Park sustained damage due to flooding. RDN Building Inspection, the BC Technical Safety branch and Island Health are now working with the property owner directly.
Information, updates and notices related to future emergency events will continue to be shared to residents on our website, Facebook and Twitter feeds.

A few reminders related to the current and future emergency incidents:

  • If flooding or damages have occurred in your area please be cautious. If repair work is being conducted please stay safely back and away from the area.
  • The RDN has an Emergency Notification System for emergencies that are large scale and life threatening. If you want to receive them, sign up at:
  • Residents are reminded to call 911 for any life threatening emergency.
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