Monday, June 18, 2012
City Hall News
City of Chilliwack Issues Evacuation Alert
Residents outside diking system should be prepared to leave on short notice
Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack/Voice file photo
The Fraser River off Ballam Rd. last year affected homes outside the dikes.
ity of Chilliwack Emergency Operations program officials have issued an evacuation alert for residents living on properties located outside of the City's dyke system. An evacuation alert means that residents in this defined area should be prepared to leave on short notice.
River Forecast Centre has projected flows for the Fraser River to
increase to 12,000 to 13,000 m3/s at Hope, with equivalent water
levels of 6.5 to 7, anticipated at Mission. The last time the river
reached 7 was in 1972. In accordance with the City of Chilliwack's
Fraser River Flood Response Plan, ongoing daily dyke patrols are
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