08 July 2019

Yellowhead County Niton/Carrot Creek Flood Update

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Yellowhead County Niton/Carrot Creek Flood Update
UPDATE July 10, 1:30 PM:

Yellowhead County is now shutting down its Emergency Operations Centre and the State of Local Emergency is now being terminated. Please call 1-800-665-6030 for further information.

Residents who believe their potable water has been affected by the flood are urged to call 310-FARM to reach a Water Specialist for more information and assistance.

ROAD NOTICES: Leaman Road is now open. The Carrot Creek Loop section has been closed.

JULY 9, 5:05 PMFollowing the impact of floodwater on local residences, water well contamination and sewage issues are possible. Residents are encouraged to contact the Emergency Operations Centre hotline at 1-833-334-4630 to report any such issues and to have their water supplies tested for contamination. 

Residents affected by the flood should consider the following resource https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page15235.aspx which includes suggestions for post-flood home and water well maintenance.

Please note that the reception centre located at the Peers Multiplex will close at 9:00 PM. If you require information or assistance or would like to report a damaged road, please do call the Emergency Operations Centre hotline at 1-833-334-4630. For any emergencies, please call 9-1-1. Remember: Moving water is dangerous. Do not enter floodwaters, and be wary of travelling across roads that are flooded. If you see anything that poses a threat to your safety or the safety of others, please do call the hotline at 1-833-334-4630.

JULY 9, 11:50 AM: Yellowhead County has continued to receive reports of overland flooding in additional areas east of the current localized State of Local Emergency Area into the Leaman Road area (Range Road 110).

Please note that a reception centre has been opened at the Peers Multiplex if you are in need of shelter.

We anticipate that the flood water may continue to move along their natural courses and will be compounded as the excess water collects into these areas. Residents in these areas are reminded to be cautious around any overland flooding.

Anyone concerned about flooding should contact the EOC line at 1-833-334-4630. If it is an emergency situation and you are in need of immediate assistance, call 9-1-1.

Yellowhead County transportation and emergency services continue to monitor these areas.

Please stay away from flooded areas and do not enter moving water caused by these continued weather events. Even as water recedes from roads, they may be unstable and driving through the area should be done with extreme caution.

JULY 9, 8:30 AM: If your home has been affected by the flood and you are attempting to return—DO NOT DO SO. Your home may pose hazards to your safety. Water wells and sewage systems may also have been affected. Please call 1-833-334-4630 so that emergency responders can inspect your property for your own safety. For all other emergencies, call 9-1-1.

As yesterday’s floodwaters continue to recede, county roads will continue to be opened—please be mindful of working road crews. If you notice any issues with road safety, please immediately call 1-833-334-4630.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information in regards to personal property damage. If you are enquiring about claims for personal property damage, more information will be forthcoming on any potential provincial assistance.

 

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EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066

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53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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