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City activates Emergency Operations Centre in anticipation of flooding

June 13, 2022 8:10 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer has activated the Emergency Operations Centre in preparation for potential flooding that could impact our community over the next 24 to 72 hours.

At this time, a flood warning is not in effect for the Red Deer River and The City, however we anticipate rising water levels over the coming 24 to 72 hours. City staff are monitoring for the potential for rising river levels, and assessing the potential impacts including to infrastructure such as parks, trails and roadways. No evacuation alerts or orders have been issued.

All boat launches into the river are closed, and residents are asked to stay off the river as conditions could change quickly.

“Activating the Emergency Operations Centre allows emergency crews to monitor conditions in a coordinated way, prepare mitigation efforts and prepare a coordinated response for anticipated flooding,” said Ken McMullen, Director of Emergency Management, The City of Red Deer. “We continue to monitor the situation and will keep residents notified as the situation changes.”

A high streamflow advisory was issued by Alberta Environment for the Red Deer River this afternoon. Streamflow advisories are issued by Alberta Environment when stream levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly.

More information is available at www.reddeer.ca/flood.

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