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PSA- The Importance of Emergency Preparedness

Post Date:03/29/2018 8:43 AM
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY- Lethbridge County would like to remind residents and business owners of the importance of preparing for potential emergency events. Weather can change quickly in Southern Alberta and a disaster may strike without warning. Residents should not assume that they will be immediately attended to during a disaster event and should take steps to ensure they can manage on their own for at least 72 hours following a disaster.

Recent localized flooding in Lethbridge County has kept Public Works crews very busy assisting residents with flooded homes, fields, and businesses. While each call we receive is important, it is not possible to respond to each request immediately, and calls are triaged based on level of severity. We ask that if you are able to mitigate flooding on your property in a way that does not put yourself or others in danger, please do so. Be aware of how any mitigation may affect your neighbours or landowners downstream as you may be liable for any damage caused.

If there is a risk of imminent damage to your property, please call Lethbridge County at (403) 328-5525 and note the following details for staff:
- Your name and contact information
- Your land location and municipal address
- The nearest intersection to your location (Range Road and Township Road)
- The nature of your concern and pertinent details
- The degree of severity of flooding
- If property damage is imminent
- If water has washed over the road

For after-hours concerns, call (403) 328-5525 and follow the voice prompts. Please do not message the County on social media (Facebook/Twitter) for public works emergencies as these accounts are not monitored 24/7.  To find out more about emergency preparation planning and making a 72 hour kit, visit https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx.

PSA- The Importance of Emergency Preparedness


Media Contact:
Mattie Elliott, Communications Coordinator | melliott@lethcounty.ca| (403) 328-5525
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