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11 July 2019

Recent Flooding in Yellowhead County: Here's What Happened...

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Recent Flooding in Yellowhead County: Here's What Happened...
Severe flooding followed the heavy rains throughout several areas of the County this past week, resulting in temporary road closures and damage to infrastructure. Crews are working to repair damaged roads, debris such as log jams in rivers at chokepoints and bridges.

10 July 2019

Info for Residents Affected by Flood Damage

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Info for Residents Affected by Flood Damage

In the event of damage caused by extraordinary conditions, the Government of Alberta may provide financial assistance to municipalities, small businesses and individuals through a Disaster Recovery Program (DRP).

13 December 2016

211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

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211 Support Service In Yellowhead Region

HEY211. Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County 211. One phone number to access community service program and service information.

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.

 

12 July 2019

Are You Getting Emergency Alerts for Yellowhead County?

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Are You Getting Emergency Alerts for Yellowhead County?

 

If you're not signed up for receiving Alberta Emergency Alerts go to your app store to download the AEA app and go to the AEA Public website at www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca to follow AEA via Facebook or Twitter.

12 July 2019

Wolf Lake Road and Elk River Road Ban Update

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Wolf Lake Road and Elk River Road Ban Update

Please be advised, effective immediately, the Wolf Lake Road and Elk River Road have been returned to 100% legal axle loading.

Go here for the most up-to-date Yellowhead County road ban information

31 May 2019

Green Grove Pool Open For Summer!

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June 21st, the Green Grove Pool will be hosting a Dive into Summer Bash! Come on down!

Green Grove Pool Open For Summer!

Call the Pool @ (780) 795-3746 for specific hours or more information
We are located directly behind the Niton Junction School! 

There's nothing like an outdoor pool to beat the summer heat! And that's exactly what Niton’s Pool can do for you! The Green Grove Pool is located approximately 40 km east of Edson in the hamlet of Niton Junction. The pool operates from May to September and offers everything from Aqua Tot lessons to themed events, to pool rentals. With the price of admission, you can come take a dip in the water and cool off from that hot summer sun! 

30 July 2018

Council Highlights December 11, 2018

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Council Highlights December 11, 2018

 

Edson and District Curling Club Presentation \ Trails Master Plan \ Landfill Authority 2019 Interim Capital and Operating Budgets \ First Reading of Public Notification Bylaw \ 2019 Interim Budget Adoption \ Composite and Local Assessment Review Boards Appointments

 

07 September 2018

Council Highlights August 28, 2018

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Council Highlights August 28, 2018

Coal Valley Mine Presentation / County Administration Building Construction / Township Road 562/562A Alignment Study / Yellowhead Regional Response to Elder Abuse Funding / Proposed Secure Landfill Redistrict / 2018 Property Tax Recovery Auction

 

County Offices

EDSON OFFICE (MAIN)

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

WILDWOOD OFFICE

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

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