Safety is Kenora OPP's primary concern for those in the evacuation zone north of the Kenora by-pass.

Around 444 properties are in the evacuation zone, though a number of residents have decided to hunker down and stay in their homes.

"If there are any concerns for people, that you may not have heard from in a while, definitely give us a call so we can do check-ins on people to make sure they are doing alright and staying safe," said OPP Provincial Constable Jason Canfield.

As the region continues to be pummeled by rain, water levels continue to rise and so does the threat of unexpected currents. 

"Places you've never seen current, it might be there. If you're near any channels, be careful as the water can throw you around," noted Canfield.

A large portion of the area on the east side of Black Sturgeon Lake remains under an evacuation order, while some residents that live along roads on the west side of the lake are under a flood watch.

For non-emergencies, the Kenora OPP can be reached at 807-548-5534.