Flood waters have receded at Pathfinder Camp Resorts on Martindale Road in Parksville, leaving behind a pool of mud. (Michael Briones photo)

Flood waters have receded at Pathfinder Camp Resorts on Martindale Road in Parksville, leaving behind a pool of mud. (Michael Briones photo)

RDN lifts evacuation order for Parksville RV campground hit by massive flood

Residents cleared to return to their homes

The Regional District of Nanaimo has cancelled the state of local emergency and rescinded the evacuation order issued Nov. 15 for the property at 380 Martindale Rd. in Parksville — the site of Pathfinder Camp Resorts.

An assessment was completed at the Electoral Area G location and with floodwaters receding, it has been deemed safe for residents to return to their homes.

Residents and business owners are reminded to follow important steps when returning to homes and businesses including:

Get authorized technicians to assess any electrical or gas equipment exposed to floodwaters;

• Get your power or gas turned back on;

• Ensure your home or business and contents are properly cleaned before moving back in;

• Confirm a supply of safe water is available;

• Arrange for the proper disposal of human waste and garbage. 

For information on how to safely return to your home or place of business, visit rdn.bc.ca/flooding and for details on the recently announced Disaster Financial Assistance available, click here. To learn more about the RDN emergency program and how to be prepared, visit: rdn.bc.ca/emergency-program. For emergency alert updates, visit rdn.bc.ca/emergency-alerts.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Evacuation orders rescinded in Qualicum Beach locations affected by flooding

— NEWS Staff

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