With continued warm weather in the forecast, the Cariboo region will continue to see high stream flows or flooding. In particular, residents in low-lying areas and near waterways should prepare for possible flooding. With faster than normal melt rates, flows are unpredictable in means of direction and volume and historical conditions may not apply.
Taking preparatory steps in advance is the best way to reduce the potential of damage to property or to personal safety. It is the homeowner's responsibility to undertake temporary and sufficient flood protection to protect homes 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: https://bit.ly/2XUnZGi
Residents are strongly encouraged to 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
The CRD’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will currently activated at Level Two 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 CRD’s Emergency Information Line at 1-866-759-4977. To report a CRD-related emergency, call 1-800-665-1636 (after hours, press 5).
Public Information Officer
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre
Page last modified: October 30, 2018 09:50:58 PDT