PUBLIC NOTIFICATION - REGARDING SPRING FRESHET
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2018, 17:00 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.  

Boaters are asked to reduce speed and avoid creating waves which can damage the shoreline and private property during periods of high water.

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

 

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