Alberta Emergency Alert: Overland Flow Flood Alert

Advisory: Overland Flood (Issued Jun 12, 2018 at 05:23 PM)

Advisory: Overland Flood

Issued Jun 12, 2018 at 05:23 PM

Source: Big Lakes County

Issued: Jun 12, 2018 at 05:23 PM

Description: Alberta Emergency Alert: Overland Flow Flood Alert

The Driftpile River continues to rise and is expected to rise a further 0.5 to 1.0 meter tonight.

The rise in water level may cause water to flow out of the banks of the river near the water level measurement station in the community of Driftpile. Flooding of low lying areas upstream and downstream of the dyking is already occuring and may increase as water makes its way downstream.

Area: Big Lakes

Action to take:

  • Be aware of low lying areas known to flood easily
  • Avoid rivers, valleys and low lying areas
  • Avoid travelling on flooded roadways
  • Listen for further updates and follow the instructions that apply to your area
  • The water levels and weather forecasts will continue to be monitored
  • Additional advisories will be issued as required
  • Check the following website for updates

Additional information:

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