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UPDATE 4:00 PM April 17- State of Local Emergency Lifted in Lethbridge County

Post Date:04/16/2018

The State of Local Emergency has been lifted in Lethbridge County. The flooding situation has improved throughout the day. There have been no new road closures since 9:00 am this morning and floodwaters have receded in most areas of concern. Some roads remain closed and motorists are advised to use caution on roads that have been softened or are covered with water. A map of current road closures will be posted on our website and will be updated daily.

If you have damage to your property caused by flooding it is important to track your damages with photos, dates, and details for your insurance company. Alberta Health Services has information for residents that have been affected by floodwater: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/alberta/pages/What-do-i-do-if-my-private-water-well-has-flooded.aspx


PSA- UPDATE State of Local Emergency Lifted in Lethbridge County

Click the link to view a map of road closures (please note that this map will be frequently updated, however due to the changing situation not all road closures may be included)

Road Closures April 19 2018 1500hrs

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE AT 9:30 AM APRIL 17, 2018


The State of Local Emergency remains in Lethbridge County due to overland flooding. County crews worked throughout the night monitoring flows and deploying equipment when needed. We will continue to monitor the situation as temperatures are forecast to increase.

If your buildings or above ground structures are in danger of flooding, please contact Lethbridge County at:

Daytime: call (403) 732-5333
After-hours: call (403) 328-5525 and follow the voice prompts.

Several roads are currently closed and remain impassable due to water levels building up above the height of the road. A map of current road closures will be posted on our website. If you are aware that water has impacted a roadway and it does not have barricades or signage, please contact the above numbers.


PREVIOUS UPDATE AT 4:00 PM APRIL 16, 2018


The State of Local Emergency remains in Lethbridge County due to overland flooding. Flows have slowed in some areas throughout the day but there is still localized flooding throughout Lethbridge County. Crews will continue monitoring flooding overnight.

If you are aware of unauthorized pumping or draining of water on private property, please call Alberta Environment at 1 (800) 222-6514.

If you have damage to your property caused by flooding it is important to track your damages with photos, dates, and details for your insurance company.

If your buildings or above ground structures are in danger of flooding, please contact Lethbridge County at:

Daytime: call (403) 732-5333
After-hours: call (403) 328-5525 and follow the voice prompts.

Several roads are currently closed and remain impassable due to water levels building up above the height of the road. A map of current road closures will be posted on our website. If you are aware that water has impacted a roadway and it does not have barricades or signage, please contact the above numbers.

Please do not message the County on social media (Facebook/Twitter) for public works emergencies as these accounts are not monitored 24/7.

PSA- UPDATE State of Local Emergency Declared in Lethbridge County Due to Flooding

Click the link to view a map of road closures (please note that this map will be frequently updated, however due to the changing situation not all road closures may be included)

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PREVIOUS UPDATE AT 2:30 PM APRIL 16, 2018

 

The State of Local Emergency remains in Lethbridge County due to overland flooding. The flooding continues to be localized, mainly in areas with little to no drainage. County crews are working to mitigate flooding and have deployed pumps to some areas.
If your buildings or above ground structures are in danger of flooding, please contact Lethbridge County at:

Daytime: call (403) 732-5333
After-hours: call (403) 328-5525 and follow the voice prompts.

Several roads are currently closed and remain impassable due to water levels building up above the height of the road. If you are aware that water has impacted a roadway and it does not have barricades or signage, please contact the above numbers.

Please do not message the County on social media (Facebook/Twitter) for public works emergencies as these accounts are not monitored 24/7.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE AT 10:00 AM APRIL 16, 2018

LETHBRIDGE COUNTY- Lethbridge County has declared a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) the morning of April 16, 2018 due to flooding in the County.

Overland flooding is impacting rural areas and local roads in various locations throughout the County. Crews are working to alleviate buildup of drainage water in areas where water is pooling or ponding above flood elevation. To mitigate the impact of these conditions drainage ways are required to be open to their full capacity and downstream landowners may be impacted.

County Council believes that there is an imminent hazard to infrastructure and property and has directed municipal staff to undertake whatever actions are necessary to protect private and public property from damage with a special emphasis on the protection of residential dwellings and commercial/industrial structures.

If your buildings or above ground structures are in danger of flooding, please contact Lethbridge County at:

Daytime: call (403) 732-5333
After-hours: call (403) 328-5525 and follow the voice prompts.

Several roads are currently closed and remain impassable due to water levels building up above the height of the road. If you are aware that water has impacted a roadway and it does not have barricades or signage, please contact the above numbers.

Please do not message the County on social media (Facebook/Twitter) for public works emergencies as these accounts are not monitored 24/7.


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

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