May 18, 2018
For Immediate Release
Warm weather signals continued preparation for potential flooding
Williams Lake, B.C. – With continued warm weather expected this weekend, there are several areas in the Cariboo that could continue to see high stream flows or flooding. In particular, residents in low-lying areas along the Horsefly, Fraser, Quesnel and Cottonwood Rivers should prepare for potential flooding and protect private property.
Taking preparatory steps in advance is the best way to prevent damage. It is the homeowner's responsibility to undertake temporary and permanent flood protection works to protect their home and property. Have an emergency plan, prepare emergency supplies, assess your property and buildings for potential drainage issues and take proactive steps to prevent flooding.
Learn more about proper sandbagging techniques: www.bit.ly/2FldNd1
The CRD’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will remain activated at Level One through the long weekend in order to enable a quick response to any flooding and to support residents who may be impacted by flooding. In the event of an emergency, please call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.
Register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders or other emergency updates: www.member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup
Public Information Officer
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
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