After two and a half consecutive weeks, the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s state of local emergency was officially lifted on Dec. 2.
The emergency operations centre determined the regional flooding and debris flow “no longer requires prompt coordination of action or special regulation of persons or property to protect the health, safety or welfare of people or to limit damage to property.”
The SCRD also cancelled the evacuation order for two cabins at 2016 and 2022 Ocean Beach Esplanade and the evacuation alert for properties on Ocean Beach Esplanade and Lower Road.
The declarations first came into effect on Nov. 15 as an atmospheric river hit the Sunshine Coast and much of southern B.C. with heavy rains, causing widespread damage. The week-long emergency operations centre was extended twice – the first time on Nov. 22 and the second time on Nov. 29. It was scheduled to last until midnight Dec. 6, unless otherwise cancelled.