The threat of further flooding has subsided, but the Cowichan Valley Regional District says the valley will remain in a state of local emergency until further notice.
At the height of the flooding, residents in an area of Crofton in North Cowichan and residents of Halalt First Nation were evacuated, and the Trans Canada Highway between Duncan and Chemainus was closed for several hours Saturday morning.
The high water also closed several local roads, but some are now able to be used again.
Kris Schumaker of the CVRD says in the early morning hours of Saturday, as they were evacuating residents in the Crofton area it was decided to open a Level Two Emergency Center at CVRD headquarters.
Schumaker says the emergency center stood down Saturday night but reconvenes Sunday to assess the situation throughout the valley.