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Water level in Old Crow is falling, minor flooding continues

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Water levels in the Porcupine River near Old Crow, Yukon, dropped Monday from their peak on Sunday, according to a news release from the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Water levels on the Porcupine River near the community are expected to rise again later this week due to rising temperatures in the region, but are not expected to exceed peak levels on Sunday, the release said.

An evacuation alert remains in effect in parts of Old Crow.

Residents of Zones 1, 2 and 3 should be prepared to evacuate the community at any time.

Old Crow residents in Zones 1, 2 and 3 should be ready to evacuate at any time after an evacuation warning was issued Friday due to possible flooding. Old Crow residents in Zones 1, 2 and 3 should be ready to evacuate at any time after an evacuation warning was issued Friday due to possible flooding.

Old Crow residents in Zones 1, 2 and 3 should be ready to evacuate at any time after an evacuation warning was issued Friday due to possible flooding.

Old Crow residents in Zones 1, 2 and 3 should be prepared to leave the area at any time after an evacuation warning was issued Friday due to possible flooding. (Government of Yukon)

The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation also recommends that community residents stock up on at least three days' worth of supplies due to the risk of flooding in the community.

If an evacuation order is issued, sirens will sound in the community and flood watchers will go door to door in each zone notifying residents. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation will also post any updates on its Facebook page, the release said.

On Monday, Ski Chalet Road was under about a foot of water, the news release said. Emergency crews have been in contact with homeowners along North Road who may no longer have access to utilities due to flooding in that area.