Flood Information for Residents in the Regional District

//Flood Information for Residents in the Regional District

Flood Information for Residents in the Regional District

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018, 8:30 hrs 

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION IS HEREBY ISSUED BY

THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF BULKLEY-NECHAKO

REGARDING SPRING FRESHET

As temperatures rise and snow continues to melt throughout the region, the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is advising residents to prepare for an increased risk of flooding.

If you live in an area that may be subject to flooding, please consider the following.

  • Prepare an emergency kit for each family member with enough supplies for up to one week
  • Move property that can be damaged by flood waters to higher ground
  • Pay attention to local media for flood or emergency information
  • Be aware of the potential of erosion and unstable banks
  • Exercise caution while recreating around fast flowing rivers and tributaries
  • Make a plan for pets and livestock

For further flood proofing information go to https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-the-risks/floods . Please check the BC River Forecast Centre website (http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca) for up to date information regarding river advisories in your area.

If flooding occurs, situation updates will be posted on the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako website www.rdbn.bc.ca or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BulkleyNechakoEmergencyInfo/ .

If you have a flooding emergency please contact the RDBN at 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339, Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  After hour Emergency Calls should be directed to 1-800-663-3456.

Media Contact

Melany DeWeerdt, CAO

250-692-3195

 

Freshet 2018 – Media Release #1

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