Flood Preparedness

To view current Evacuation Alerts or Orders, click here.

  • Click here to view the 2022 Seasonal Flooding Preparedness Newsletter 

Self-Fill Sandbag Stations Set Up:

Sandbag stations are currently located at:

  • Fernie - Railway Ave & Ridgemont Ave (next to TJs Autobody)
  • Fernie - Main Sewage Lift Stn parking lot off Mt. McLean Dr. at Mt. Trinity
  • West Fernie - intersection of Riverside Dr. and McLeod Ave.
  • Hosmer - empty lot south of the Elk River Inn
  • Sparwood - Englemann Spruce Drive, past Mainroad Yard/Fire Hall #1
  • Fairmont - Old barn by Mountainside Golf Clubhouse, Hot Springs Rd
  • Cranbrook - Cobham Avenue by Public Works Yard
  • Canal Flats - beside the Village Office/across from the fire hall
  • Windermere Fire Hall - back parking lot
  • Jaffray – beside the Community Hall
  • Aqam – in the District Heat Building
  • Wasa Community Hall - parking lot

The sandbag stations have sand and sandbags. Residents need to bring their own shovels and gloves. 

Sandbags should be filled ½ to ¾ full with the ends folded over for best compaction and effectiveness when placing them.

Emergency Numbers to Call:
  • TO REPORT FLOODING: 250-489-9677
  • FOREST OR WILDLAND FIRES: Cellphone: *5555 or 1-800-663-5555
  • OTHER (spills, airplane crashes, landslides, avalanche): 250-489-9677
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Last edited: Sat, June 25, 2022 - 10:54:54