March 31, 2020
For Immediate Release
TIME TO PREPARE FOR FLOODING
CRD residents asked to plan ahead as forecast calls for warmer temperatures
With warm weather in the forecast, spring snowmelt (freshet) isn’t far behind. Now is the time for residents of the Cariboo Regional District to assess their property for potential drainage issues and ensure they are prepared.
“It’s important that residents take steps now to be prepared and proactively address any flooding issues on their property,” says Stuart Larson, CRD Manager of Protective Services. “We are setting up sandbagging stations in key areas, but property owners are responsible to have the tools and equipment they need to protect their properties from potential flooding.”
Unfilled bags and sand will be available at the CRD’s Wildwood and Miocene Volunteer Fire Departments for residents who are experiencing or want to be prepared for flooding. If you require sandbags, stop by the Wildwood or Miocene fire halls to pick up unfilled bags and fill them with sand. The sand and sandbags are provided free to residents for protecting their homes; however, there is a limited supply of sandbags, so residents are asked to take only what they require. Bags and sand will be placed in other communities depending on need.
Here are some additional steps residents can take to be prepared:
If you are experiencing flooding issues that affect your home or business, please call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456. For other concerns, contact the Cariboo Regional District at 250-392-3351 or after hours at 1-800-665-1636 (press 5).
Find more information on flood preparedness, current freshet conditions and emergency updates at:
Chris Keam, Manager of Communications
Cariboo Regional District
250-305-2177 or 250-302-9003
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