Emergency Programs

Update on Current Emergencies:

If you see, or are experiencing an emergency such as flooding or forest fire, please report it.

Wildland/Forest Fires    1-800-663-5555 or *5555 (cell)

Flooding      1-800-663-3456

These are Provincial Emergency numbers and the Provincial Emergency Centre contacts local emergency program officials.

Elk Valley Update - July 24, 2013

We’re still in recovery/clean-up mode with the sandbags in the Elk Valley area after the flooding. If you still have sandbags on your property and would like to have them removed please contact Melody Munro at mmunro@rdek.bc.ca or call the Regional District Office at 1-888-478-7335.

Fairmont Update - July 23, 2013

In Fairmont, the work is still continuing and is expected to hopefully wrap up over the next few weeks.

Cold Spring Creek
• excavation of debris is completed at Fairmont Resorts dam/debris trap
• some excavation still to be completed at the bottom end of Cold Spring between debris trap and culvert

Fairmont Creek
-excavation started at golf course pond/debris trap
-excavation started upstream of golf course pond/debris trap
-excavation to be completed on Fairmont Creek at Fairmont Resort RV park access road

The “State of Local Emergency” continues to remain in effect until July 25th.

RDEK staff is requesting funding for an aerial assessment of the Fairmont and Cold Spring Creek watersheds to see the shape they are in. If the assessments are approved and completed it will give us a better picture of the present risk and mitigation work that may need to be done. We will keep you updated of the progress as we move through this recovery stage

Wasa Lake Update - July 22, 2013

What a wonderful weekend, I hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather these last few days. This week, starting Tuesday, the contractor will start the sandbag removal. He will only be removing the bags from the properties where we have received the request to do so. If you would like assistance with removing sandbags on your property please contact Melody Munro at mmunro@rdek.bc.ca or call 1-888-478-7335 and we will do our best to find a time that works for you.

If you do prefer to remove your own (could be a good cardio workout), bags may be disposed of in the bins or at the transfer station.


Elk Valley Update - July 17, 2013

A quick tidbit of information on a possible eligible expense under the Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance Program:

The reply below was received from staff at the DFA Office when I asked if pumping of a septic tank was an eligible expense under the DFA program.

“yes pumping of a septic tank may be an eligible expense to those who qualify for DFA.  Also keep in mind that financial assistance provided for each accepted claim is 80 percent of the amount of the total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000 to a maximum of $300,000. Pumping of a septic tank (if that is all that is damaged) is under $1,000.”

The DFA office can be reached at 1-888-257-4777 or DFA@gov.bc.ca.

We are still in the clean up process with all the sandbags that were used during the flooding, we appreciate all your patience with this as it’s been quite a large job for the contractor.

Wasa Lake Update July 17, 2013

I’m happy to be passing on the news that sandbag removal will start shortly! If you have sandbags on your property that you would like to have removed please send an email to mmunro@rdek.bc.ca or call 1-888-478-7335 and ask to speak with Melody Munro. The removal will begin on Tuesday, July 23rd and will be done by Catamount Contracting. We estimate the work taking five days as there are over 25,000 bags that need to be removed. In the meantime the voluntary “No Wake Zone” will still remain in effect. The Declaration of the State of Local Emergency is still in effect until Tuesday July 23, 2013.

Feel free to remove your own bags if you wish, the used bags can be taken to the bins or transfer station. We caution the dumping of sand on shorelines because creating a beach where one does not naturally exist may be a losing battle. Shoreline areas provide habitat for a variety of aquatic organisms, including fish. Many species lay their eggs, feed and seek protection from predators adjacent to the shoreline. Shore birds require natural vegetation for nesting and sand may destroy their homes. If you’re interested in looking further into this, a report (Wasa Lake and Cameron Pond Shoreline Management Guidelines) was created in 2010 by the East Kooteany Integrated Lake Management Partnership. The report can be located on the RDEK website under Departments/Planning/EKLIMP or you can copy and past the following link :

ftp://ftp.rdek.bc.ca/pdf/planning%20files/ekilmp/wasa/wasalakeshorelinemanagementguidelinesdec2010_a.pdf

I had sent this to Elk Valley Residents but thought I would also pass it onto Wasa Property owners as well to keep in mind as we move into the recovery stage:

I just wanted to provide a quick tidbit of information on a possible eligible expense under the Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance Program. The reply below was received from staff at the DFA Office when I asked if pumping of a septic tank was an eligible expense under the DFA program.

“yes pumping of a septic tank may be an eligible expense to those who qualify for DFA.

Also keep in mind that financial assistance provided for each accepted claim is 80 percent of the amount of the total eligible damage that exceeds $1,000 to a maximum of $300,000. Pumping of a septic tank (if that is all that is damaged) is under $1,000.”

The DFA office can be reached at 1-888-257-4777 or DFA@gov.bc.ca.

Flood Update - General - July 10, 2013 12:00pm

We are starting to hear from people who experienced flooding and did not report it, but who may have sustained damage to homes or businesses. The East Kootenay was approved for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).

This is a Provincial Program – and this link gives a good overview of steps, etc. If you have a home or farm that was impacted, please visit this link or phone them and speak with a representative to determine if you are eligible for financial assistance. Make special note of the date of damage (June 19-21) as this is the timeframe that has been approved for assistance and the deadline to submit claims.
http://embc.gov.bc.ca/em/dfa_claims/dfa.html

Have you Experienced Flooding? Info Regarding Well Water Testing - July 8/13 - 3:46pm

If you are on a well and your well was affected by the recent flooding, there are steps you should take prior to having your water tested. The link below includes an overview of the steps to take, a list of certified labs that can be used for testing, and general tips related to cleaning up after a flood.  ftp://ftp.rdek.bc.ca/pdf/drinkingwaterinfo.pdf

Wasa Lake Update - July 8, 2013 (12:45pm)

Water levels are down 1.8” in the past 24 hours.

We have organized a community meeting Wednesday evening (July 10) at 7:00pm at the Wasa Community Hall with representatives of Interior Health. This meeting has been set up in response to residents' questions about water testing and water quality and will focus on testing/quality.

The voluntary NO WAKE ZONE remains in place on the south end of the lake in the following area:
• East Side: 200 meters north of the Cedar Road boat launch.
• West Side: North end of Larch Road where it meets Wasa Lake Park. 250 meters north of Lodgepole Road.

As the water is still high at Cedar Road, we are requesting people not use the Cedar Road launch and choose an alternate launch at this time.

Wasa Lake Update - July 6, 2013 (11:56am)

Wasa Lake continues a slow decline, with a 1.4" drop in the past 24 hours.

The voluntary NO WAKE ZONE remains in place on the south end of the lake in the following area:
• East Side: 200 meters north of the Cedar Road boat launch.
• West Side: North end of Larch Road where it meets Wasa Lake Park. 250 meters north of Lodgepole Road.

As the water is still high at Cedar Road, we are requesting people not use the Cedar Road launch and choose an alternate launch at this time.

Wasa Lake Update - July 4/13 (9:00am)

The water levels on Wasa continue their slow decline (1" per 24 hours). As a result of the stabilization of the situation, the RDEK is lifting the request for voluntary No Boating and implementing a Voluntary NO WAKE ZONE on the south end of the Lake. Maps are being drafted and will be posted in the community this morning. Stay Tuned!

Wasa Update - July 2, 2013 (4:00pm)

The Declaration of the State of Local Emergency has been extended for Wasa until July 9th, 2013. The extension was requested as the flooding still continues to affect many homes in the area.

 

Elk Valley Update - July 2 (3:45pm)

The BBQ and information session at the Resiliency Center will be held tonight from 5:00-7:00 pm. Those impacted by the flooding in the Elk Valley are encourage to attend this event and meet the Red Cross and Emergency Program Disaster Financial Assistance Staff.

The Red Cross is offering services including clean up kits, outreach to those not able to attend the center, needs analysis and other assistance as required. Sandbag Removal – Residents requiring sandbag removal can contact the Resiliency Center to make arrangements to have their sandbags removed. Resiliency Center Contact Phone Number – 250-423-3138. The hours of operation will be from 8:00 am- 5:00 pm.

 

Wasa Update - July 1/13 - 5:30pm


There is not a lot to report for Wasa today, which is good news.

The voluntary no boating request will remain in place over the weekend and will be reassessed on Tuesday.

 

Wasa Update - June 30/13 (5:13pm)

Wasa Lake water level has dropped by 3/4 inch in the last 24 hours;
•Both culverts at the South end of the lake appear to be flowing well;
•The water level in Cameron pond has dropped a couple inches since yesterday;
•The Kootenay River has risen slightly at Fort Steele (now 3.219 m);
•The Kootenay River at Kootenay Crossing has risen slightly (now 1.425 m) – This is likely due to thunder showers and snow melt;

Staff will be on all weekend available at the Community Centre should anyone need sandbags. If there is no one there, numbers have been posted and left on the bulletin board.

The voluntary no boating request will remain in place over the weekend and will be reassessed on Tuesday. The reason we have asked for no boating on the Lake is because of the number of homes and cabins that are being impacted by the high water and the potential for that water to create further impacts to those homes and cabins in addition to the 11 properties that have been sandbagged. We understand the desire for recreationalists to be able to be out on the Lake, but appreciate your cooperation in keeping boats off the lake as we deal with these unfortunate flood conditions.

 

Elk Valley Update - Red Cross Resiliency Centre to Open - June 30 (8:00am)

Attention Elk Valley residents affected by flooding....

The Red Cross has opened a Resiliency Centre at the Hosmer Community Centre and will be open 8am until 5pm for the next few days to assist residents with any unmet needs and will be performing needs analysis for resident recovery.

They also have the contact information for the Disaster Financial Assistance program. If your home sustained any damage in relation to the flooding, please contact the Resiliency Centre to make arrangements for a member of the DFA team to visit you. Residents are strongly urged to apply even if they don’t think they qualify and allow the assessors to make that determination. Anyone not able to attend the facility, can call 250-423-3138 during operational hours.

 

Wasa Update - June 29, 2013 (1:13pm)

Elk Valley - June 28, 2013 (10:33pm)

The Red Cross will be opening the resiliency centre in the Hosmer Community centre starting on Sunday, June 30th.

The operational hours will be from 8am – 5pm.

They are here to assist us in performing a needs analysis for people impacted by the flooding event that has occurred in the Elk Valley. They will be manning the facility for face to face needs assessment and will also have a field team that will do outreach to citizens outside of the Hosmer area across the Elk Valley.

Anyone not able to attend the facility, can call 250-423-3138 during operational hours and a needs analysis team will make arrangements for a home visit. The red cross will help people by putting them in touch with services they may require as well as offer some supplies they have available to assist in peoples recovery.

The centre has been approved for 7 days, to be evaluated after the first 5 to determine if an extension is required.

 

Wasa Update - June 28, 2013 (2:23pm)

CURRENT SITUATION:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Forest Service Road Closures - June 27, 2013 (3:00pm)

ADVISORY: Backcountry travel limited at this time due to extensive road damages. Many locations have not been inspected for damage and may be unsafe. Take extreme caution when using damaged areas.

Road Closures - For questions regarding these closures please contact Dave Rebagliati at (250) 426-1766 or Len Palajac at (250) 919-5523.

Emergency Response Situation - Quick Update - All Areas - June 27, 2013 (10:07am)

Water levels on Wasa have risen about 1" since yesterday, so the rate of rise has dropped. Sandbags and resources are still available at the Community Hall.

In the Elk Valley, the CISD team will be at the Hosmer Hall from 7pm-9pm tonight offering emotional support for anyone in the Elk Valley affected by the flooding and in need of someone to talk to. The team is trained in offering emotional support following traumatic events, and anyone who feels they could use that support is welcome to stop in. It is very informal and on a drop-in basis.

Across the rest of the region, many people are working on recovery and clean up.

The RDEK will do damage assessments for those who’ve been affected by flooding in the rural areas, in City of Fernie Residents are requested to contact the main City of Fernie switch board to book an inspection of their residence with a building inspector, the number is 250-423-6817. City of Kimberley residents are to report to the main office switchboard at 250-427-5311 to book building inspections.

 

Regional Snapshot - June 25, 2013 (11:45pm)

A Snapshot of Emergency Response Around the East Kootenay -  ftp://ftp.rdek.bc.ca/pdf/13%2006%2025%20regional%20snapshot%205.pdf

 

Wasa Update - Voluntary No Boating Request - June 25, 2013 (12:23pm)

A State of Local Emergency has been declared for Wasa as water levels continue to rise -- a trend we expect to continue for at least the next few days. The Wildfire Management Branch Unit Crew is in Wasa assisting with sandbagging efforts, we have an automatic sandbagger on site and are completing community assessments.
The Regional District is also encouraging all residents around the Lake to take steps now to prepare for the possibility of flooding.
Emergency Social Services volunteers are in Wasa opening up a warming centre at the Wasa Community Hall and will be making arrangements for food and water for the crews doing the sandbagging.

FOLLOW UP - social media reports put on Facebook by people with scanners that we are evacuating Wasa are FALSE. We were making arrangements to help one family; however, they want to stay in their home for now and there are no alerts or orders in effect in Wasa at this time.

 

Regional Snapshot - June 24, 2013

Here is the latest update on the flooding situation around the RDEK...and a photo of an awesome text we received today. Big shout out to the people in Hosmer who took such good care of the Unit Crew and all the volunteers & personnel.
ftp://ftp.rdek.bc.ca/pdf/regionalupdate4.pdf

 

Disaster Financial Assistance Approved - June 24, 2013 (3:00pm)

We just got word that Disaster Financial Assistance has been approved! This is a Provincial Program – and this link gives a good overview of steps, etc. The RDEK is also assisting with damage assessments for those impacted by flooding in the Electoral areas. You can contact our office for details on the damage assessments, but please

http://embc.gov.bc.ca/em/dfa_claims/dfa.html

 

Elko Dam Alert Cancelled - Sunday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m.
The situation at BC Hydro’s Elko Dam and Generating Station has been addressed and the Dam Alert notification has been cancelled.


The alert was issued on Friday following concerns that the dam was at risk of having its abutments eroded by the high water flows on the Elk River. BC Hydro crews worked around the clock since Friday to divert water and minimize further damage. The facility has been stabilized, and further assessments and repairs are being undertaken. BC Hydro personnel remain on site and will continue 24 hr surveillance.

 

EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED IN HOSMER - June 23/13 1:00pm
Water levels on the Elk River continued to drop overnight and residents in the community of Hosmer are heading home.

“The evacuation order that has been in place since Friday in Hosmer has been rescinded. The water levels are down and the sun is shining. This is a great day,” says RDEK Electoral Area A Director Mike Sosnowski. “Looking back over the past 48 hours, I’m amazed by how this Area has pulled together. We had over 300 people working from dawn to well after midnight filling sandbags, transporting those bags to various locations and offering support in any way possible. There has been tireless effort by equipment operators, truck drivers and management personnel. It has been incredible to see and is a testament to the close knit, supportive community this is.”

88 families have been out of their homes since Friday and emergency officials have been keeping very close eye on the Elk River. “Emergency Program personnel and representatives from the Water Stewardship Branch have been closely monitoring the dike and river banks in Hosmer. We had a few areas where turbid water was bubbling up on the upland side of the dike, causing some concern about the potential for erosion within the dike,” explains Information Officer, Loree Duczek. “The water in those areas is now clear and it’s great to see people returning home.”

The RDEK is providing those returning to their homes with information on the safety procedures to follow along with information on how to move forward with the cleanup process. Anyone whose home has been damaged by the floodwaters, or who had their electrical or gas turned off will have to arrange for the appropriate inspections prior to settling back into their homes.

In addition, damage assessments will soon be underway as the transition is made from response to recovery. “The Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre has applied to have this rain event approved for Disaster Financial Assistance. That process is Provincial and can take several weeks before we know if the rain event will even be approved,” adds Duczek. “We are encouraging anyone who did experience damage in their homes to arrange for an assessment, take extensive photos, document damages and keep any receipts so that they have the information they need to make a claim if DFA funding is approved by the Province.”

In other parts of Area A, the situation has improved further overnight. West Fernie is holding stable and drainage has returned to normal; the evacuation order for Thompson Road was rescinded last night; the evacuation alert for the Cokato Road area was lifted last night; and, the Fernie Transfer Station, which had been closed yesterday, has reopened today.

In spite of the positive developments, the declaration of the State of Local Emergency for Area A remains in place and residents are urged to use extreme caution in and around waterways. The sandbags that have been placed around homes and infrastructure will stay in place for at least a few more days as more rainfall is forecasted for the early part of the week.

 

UPDATE - June 22/13 - 7:38pm - EVACUATION ORDER RESCINDED for DUTCH CREEK in Columbia Valley

The evacuation order in the Dutch Creek area for the HooDoo Resort Campground and surrounding residences has been rescinded; however, an evacuation alert remains in place. Residents in the affected area should remain prepared to leave on a moment's notice should conditions worsen.

The evacuation orders in the community of Hosmer (Elk Valley) REMAIN IN PLACE and will be reassessed Sunday morning.

 

UPDATE - June 22/13 - 7:17pm - EVACUATION ORDER RESCINDED FOR 6 HOMES on THOMPSON ROAD and EVACUATION ALERT LIFTED FOR COKATO ROAD

The evacuation order for the 6 homes on Thompson Road near Fernie has been rescinded. Emergency Operations Centre staff are conducting notifications. In addition, the evacuation alert that had been in place for Cokato Road has also been lifted.
It is important to note that the Evacuation ORDERS for the Hosmer area REMAIN IN EFFECT and will be reassessed on Sunday morning.


UPDATE FROM BC HYDRO - JUNE 22, 2013

The situation at BC Hydro’s Elko Dam and Generating Station, located 70 kms southeast of Cranbrook on the Elk River, has improved over the past 24 hours. BC Hydro notified Provincial and local emergency officials and issued a public notification yesterday evening that the dam was at risk of having its abutments eroded by the high water flows on the Elk River. An abutment is the structure that supports each side of the dam. BC Hydro crews worked through the night to divert water to minimize damage. Water levels behind the dam have receded from last night and further heavy rainfall is not expected. BC Hydro personnel remain on site and will continue 24 hr surveillance while water levels remain high.

Shout out to the Volunteers! - June 22, 2013

How about some happy news on here!? A BIG shout out to the estimated 300 volunteers who worked tirelessly in Hosmer yesterday filling sandbags. During times of emergency, it is so heartwarming to see such amazing community spirit. Thank you to all those who worked so hard to protect homes and families in the East Kootenay, whether it was filling sandbags, opening homes to people who were evacuated, bringing food and supplies to workers, or just by offering kind words and support.

 

Fernie Transfer Station Closed - June 22, 2013 (8:00am)

Fernie Transfer Station is closed today due to the high water on the Elk River. Temporary waste bins have been set up in the parking lot at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

 

Emergency Social Services (ESS) Update - June 21, 2013 (11:01pm)

ESS Reception Centre closing for the night. The Reception Centre at the Fernie Curling Centre for evacuees in the Hosmer / Rural Fernie area is closing for the night. Numbers will be posted at the door for anyone in the evacuation zones who has not yet registered and needs accommodation. It will re-open tomorrow morning at 8am.

 

HIGHWAY 3 REDUCED TO SINGLE LANE ALTERNATING AT HOSMER - Friday, June 21/13 - 10:39pm
With flood waters continuing to cross the Highway near Hosmer, the Highway is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to work on the Dike through the night. Although there is water on the road, it is passable.

 

DAM ALERT NOTICE for ELKO Dam - Friday, June 21, 2013 (10:00pm)

EVACUATION ORDER EXPANDED FOR HOSMER - June 21/13 - 3:19pm

RCMP and Search and Rescue are currently conducting an evacuation of a trailer park and surrounding residents in Hosmer. The evacuation zone is located on either side of the highway on the west side of the bridge. The evacuation has been ordered due to the high water levels that have breached part of the dike and are now flowing through properties. Details to follow.

 

EVACUATION ORDER 4 HOMES on Thompson Road - June 21 / 13
We have issued an evacuation order for 4 homes on Thompson Road. The evacuation alert that was issued last night in the Cokato Road area remains in effect.

 

EVACUATION ORDER ISSUED LOWER HOSMER - June 21/13 - 10:01am
An evacuation order has been issued for a portion of the community of Hosmer closest to the river known as Lower Hosmer. The Hosmer Volunteer Fire Department and RCMP are conducting the evacuation and a reception centre is being set up at the Fernie Curling Centre. More details will follow.

 

State of Local Emergency Declared in Area A - June 20, 2013 (10:57pm)

A State of Local Emergency has been declared for Electoral Area A (in the Elk Valley) after a rapid rise in the Elk River.

“The flow in the Elk River over the past 24 hours has increased dramatically and we are noticing the downstream effects and increase in debris load.  We have declared a State of Local Emergency for all of Electoral Area A so that we are ready mobilize resources quickly should we need to,” says Emergency Operations Centre Information Officer, Loree Duczek.  “Localized flooding along an old dike in lower Hosmer and floodwaters in the Cokato Road area near Fernie have also prompted us to issue an evacuation alert in those areas.”

An evacuation alert informs residents of the threat of a potential or impending danger. It is intended to give people time to gather things and prepare themselves so that they are ready to go should the situation worsen and an Evacuation Order be issued.  If an Evacuation Order is issued, it means people must leave the affected area immediately.

“We encourage people within the evacuation alert areas to put together important papers (like insurance papers), medications, valuables, supplies for children and pets, and other important items so that in the event things progress and they are asked to evacuate, they are ready to go,” explains Duczek. “We need to stress that at this time, we have only issued an alert and it is a great time to take steps to be prepared.”

 For more information on the stages of evacuation and tips on how to prepare in the event of emergencies, visit www.embc.gov.bc.ca.

 

Evacuation Order Issued Near HooDoos Resort - June 20, 2013 (5:00pm)

 An evacuation order has been issued for the HooDoos Resort Campground and a few homes along the highway near the Resort.

“Dutch Creek has been rising all day and this afternoon, it started rapidly rising,” says Columbia Valley Emergency Program Information Officer Loree Duczek. “The water has eroded the bank between the Creek and the campground and is now flowing through the site.  The land in this area is very flat, so the evacuation order encompasses a few homes adjacent to the highway in that area.”  RCMP will be expediting the evacuation and most of the campers within the campground are already in the process of packing up and preparing to leave.

A Reception Centre has been set up at the Windermere Community Hall for evacuees.

A request was submitted earlier today for rip rap to help provide a berm and bank stabilization in that area; however, the Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre has not yet advised if the request will be approved.

The situation in Fairmont Hot Springs remains unchanged, with the water in Fairmont Creek holding within the channel, and work continuing on Cold Spring Creek to remove debris and redirect the water back into the creek channel after it escaped again this afternoon.

The forecast is calling for continued rainfall throughout this evening and tomorrow, though with less accumulation than in the past 24 hours. To report a flood, contact
1-800-663-3456.

 

Creek Jumps Channel - June 20, 2013 (2:00pm)

Cold Spring Creek has jumped its channel once again in the area near the Pro Shop and barn on the golf course. There is an excavator on scene working to remove debris and direct the creek back into its channel. 

 

State of Local Emergency Declared in Fairmont - June 20, 2013 (12:00pm)

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in Fairmont Hot Springs as heavy overnight rainfall caused flood waters and debris to spill into the community overnight.

“We are experiencing a lot of debris in both Fairmont Creek and Cold Springs Creek and both have jumped out of the channel and are sending water and debris downstream along roadways and through yards.  We have declared the State of Emergency as a precautionary measure so that we are ready act quickly should we need to access additional resources,” explains Emergency Operations Centre Information Officer, Loree Duczek.  “The Ministry of Transportation has mobilized some heavy equipment and is now working to clear culverts and remove debris.  We have sand and sandbags at the Mountainside Golf Course parking lot and are working to secure additional resources to assist with the sandbagging efforts.”

Representatives from the Ministry of Environment are expected to be on site this morning to further assess the creeks. Approximately 4 homes have experienced flooding; however, 15-20 have water and debris on their properties. A reception centre is in the process of being established for those affected by the flooding.

The forecast is calling for continued rainfall throughout the day.

 

State of Local Emergency Declared in Fairmont - June 20, 2013 (5:15am)

Crews are responding to flooding in the community of Fairmont this morning after heavy rainfall and resulting debris blocked culverts forcing the water into the street and through yards.

“The RDEK and its Columbia Valley Emergency Program are on scene, along with the RCMP. The Ministry of Transportation is mobilizing equipment to clear out the culverts and our priority right now is to get the water back within the creek channel” says Information Officer, Loree Duczek.

Some yards and streets are being affected by water and debris; however, no homes are flooding at this time and there is no danger to residents. The pond at the Golf Course has also filled with debris and the Resort has been notified. Crews will be reassessing the situation at daylight and will be closely monitoring both Fairmont Creek and Cold Spring Creek as further rainfall is forecasted for today.

Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

 

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