State of emergency remains in effect in the Cowichan Valley for now

Water levels have subsided significantly since the peak of storm

The threat of further flooding has subsided, but the Cowichan Valley remain in a state of local emergency until further notice.

Flaggers are on scene at several flooded roadways to direct traffic around road closures.

The emergency reception centre at the Cowichan Community Centre will be closing imminently, as nearly all residents who were utilizing the centre have all now been accommodated in other places. A reception centre may be reopened if the need arises.

The Cowichan Valley Regional District Emergency Operations Centre reconvened at 9 a.m. today (Sunday, Feb. 2) to assess the region and provide a public update.

Residents are encouraged to check the CVRD and North Cowichan websites and Facebook pages for any additional updates.

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