More rain in forecast – Continued high water levels and potential flooding
Julie Douglas | Dec 10, 2014
- The forecast is for more rain overnight and tomorrow
- Flooding risk is expected to continue, especially tomorrow morning during high tide between 7:30 at 9 a.m.
- The Campbell River continues to flow near the edge of its banks.
- We are continuing to monitor lake and river flows with BC Hydro.
- At this point there localized flooding has subsided and routes are open again. Crews will continue to set out barricades to mark water on roads, or close roads, if necessary.
- People with property in the potential flood zone along the Campbell River (between Willow and Maple streets and in the low-lying area bordered by Redwood, Petersen and 16th Ave.) are advised to take precautionary measures to protect their property.
- Sand and sandbags are available through the Dogwood Operations Centre to assist in shoring up the river bank if water levels continue to rise. People must fill their own sandbags and should bring along a shovel to 385 S. Dogwood Street.
- Emergency calls for water, sewer or road service, please phone 250-286-4033 during regular work hours, 250-287-7444 after hours.
- We expect river levels to be high for up to two weeks after this storm system passes, and people are advised to be extra cautious of rivers running higher and faster than normal.
- We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.