RMWB reminding residents to prepare for river breakup

With temperatures expected to gradually rise as the weeks go on, the RMWB is reminding you to stay alert for river breakup.

Reviewing the community emergency plan, having a household emergency plan, and having a 72-hour emergency kit are some actions the RMWB recommends.

The community emergency plan is a temporary plan that is split up into 16 subsections from Fort Chipewyan to Downtown to Conklin, that consider the unique nature, needs, and challenges of each community.

Free sandbags are available at the Snye Upper Parking Lot to those who were impacted by the 2020 flood.

The municipality advises you to not travel on or near the riverbanks near the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers.

Temporary flood mitigation measures have been installed along the Clearwater and Athabasca rivers, including temporary clay berms, Triple Dams pumps, and plugs for underground infrastructure.

The RMWB is reminding you that all temporary road closures will remain in place until river breakup is declared.

The Regional Emergency Coordination Centre has begun its regular community updates and will become daily mid-April.

You can register a vulnerable person on the RMWB’s website in case of an emergency to ensure a safe evacuation.

Emergency alerts are available through the Alertable app.


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