Department Contacts


Haley Jeffrey - Emergency Services Manager

Jason Blackwell - Regional Fire Chief

Rebecca Goertzen - Protective Services Assistant


HIGH STREAM ADVISORY - NAUTLEY RIVER NEAR FORT FRASER AND THE NECHAKO RIVER
MAY 13, 2015, 16:00 hrs

 PUBLIC NOTIFICATION IS HEREBY ISSUED BY THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF BULKLEY-NECHAKO REGARDING A HIGH STREAM FLOW ADVISORY ON THE NAUTLEY RIVER NEAR FORT FRASER AND THE NECHAKO RIVER AT VANDERHOOF

A High Stream Flow Advisory was issued by the River Forecast Centre for the Nautley River near Fort Fraser and the Nechako River at Vanderhoof. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is advising residents in the Fort Fraser and Nautley River area that there is a potential for flooding. Please check the BC River Forecast Centre website (http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca) for up to date information.

It is important to note that during increased river flow situations it is difficult to predict if and where flooding will occur. Therefore, the Regional District is requesting the public to refrain from recreating on or near the Nautley and Nechako Rivers.

Situation updates, when received, will be aired on your local radio station and posted on the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako website www.rdbn.bc.ca

FLOOD PROOFING CONSIDERATIONS FOR RESIDENTS:

  • Prepare a list of your personal property;
  • Prepare an emergency kit for each family member, with enough supplies for up to one week;
  • Put a grab and go bag together
  • Move livestock, hay, and equipment to higher ground;
  • Move personal property to higher ground;
  • Plug or cap off all basement plumbing;
  • If eaves troughs are connected to the house sewer system, disconnect them and re-channel the flow to a point more than 1.5 meters from the building’s foundation;
  • Label and move Hazardous Materials, such as weed killer, etc. to a dry area;
  • Move buoyant materials from the basement to lessen the potential for damage;
  • Know that your drinking water may become contaminated, follow instructions of the health authorities;
  • Disconnect electrical appliances;
  • securely anchor propane tanks, and;
  • Move all vehicles to higher ground.

For further flood proofing information go to http://www.embc.gov.bc.ca/em/floods/index.html

Or

Contact the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339 or www.rdbn.bc.ca – Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

After hour Emergency Calls should be directed to 1-800-663-3456.

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250-692-9940

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