Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:42

Southern Alberta has flood alerts issued April 17-18

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The Weather Network and the Alberta Emergency Network issued alerts for flooding...

 

Cypress County, City of Medicine Hat
There are high water levels in creeks, streams, and other bodies of water that may create dangerous situations or lead to flooding.

Cypress County residents are advised that the Seven Persons Creek and Bullshead Creek are expected to experience higher than normal flows. Land owners along these Creeks may experience some flooding along the banks and in low lying areas.
Instructions:
Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as creeks, streams, drainage channels and coulees. Avoid creeks, coulees, and low lying areas. Take all necessary precautions. Listen for further updates and follow the instructions that apply to your area.


Area: Vulcan County    
Description:
Melting snow is leading to overland flooding, Vulcan County has declared a State of Local Emergency. Multiple roads in the Carmangay area, Shouldice area, Queenstown area, North of Lomond Highway and West of McGregor Lake area, Badger Lake area, and Travers area have been closed. Alternate routes should be taken, use extreme caution on all roads as some areas may not be marked as closed yet.

Go to www.vulcancounty.ab.ca for further information on road closures.
   Instructions:
Do NOT travel through water covered roads, there may be hidden hazards. If you are aware of roads that are affected by water and have no signage or barricades, contact Vulcan County Public Works at 403-485-6090. Be cautious of rising water levels. Do not drive on roads that are barricaded or closed. Take all necessary precautions.


County of 40 Mile-Tue Apr 17 10:01 PM 2018

There is a large amount of snow melt water travelling across land. This is leading to localized flooding, water flowing over and eroding roadways. Travel through low areas may be hazardous.
Tue Apr 17 10:01 PM 2018
This is an update and the hazard will not be mitigated in the short term.
There is overland flooding occurring within the County. Over 40 roads have been closed and many others have been compromised. Do not bypass or move barricades or travel through water covered roads as there may be unforeseen hazards. Operations staff continue to develop plans for the coming days including evaluation of risk areas and operational requirements. Please call 403-867-3940 if your home is being impacted or find an unmarked hazard. Road closure locations and further updates are posted on the County Web Site as they become available. http://www.40mile.ca

The Weather Network is also alerting the City of Medicine Hat.
   
Alerts in Effect   
High Water Level   
Issued at 10:17 Wednesday 18 April 2018   
Importance


Recommended Action
Be aware of areas known to flood easily such as creeks, streams, drainage channels and coulees. Avoid creeks, coulees, and low lying areas. Take all necessary precautions. Listen for further updates and follow the instructions that apply to your area.
Description
There are high water levels in creeks, streams, and other bodies of water that may create dangerous situations or lead to flooding.
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Cypress County residents are advised that the Seven Persons Creek and Bullshead Creek are expected to experience higher than normal flows. Land owners along these Creeks may experience some flooding along the banks and in low lying areas.

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