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City of Terrace Flood Training Exercise Underway

Flooding News Release #6
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Emergency Services
June 4, 2022

The City of Terrace is installing a Tiger Dam at the Skeena Street lift station today. This is both a preventative measure and a training exercise for City crews instructed by a representative brought in by Emergency Management BC (EMBC) to help the City with flood preparedness. Critical City infrastructure in low-lying areas has been assessed over the last few days to determine locations for installation of both Tiger Dams and gabion baskets, which the City received from EMBC earlier this week.

Residents of the Skeena Street area should be aware of the additional traffic resulting from crews onsite today, but they are not an indication of an increase in flood risk at this time. The most recent CLEVER model, released on June 4, continues to show 10-year predicted levels, now peaking on June 8. Staff will continue to monitor at-risk areas throughout the weekend and will be ready to scale up the response if needed.

Residents in at-risk areas can continue to acquire sandbags at the sandbagging stations outlined on the website link below. The public is strongly reminded not to drive through areas near the river where staff training is underway or areas that may be experiencing rising waters nearby if they are not residents of the area. If there is an emergency, crews need to be able to access the area and additional unnecessary traffic will hamper their ability to do so. A rising river is very dangerous—please stay safe and do not approach the riverbank.

All information, updates, and resources will be provided at https://www.terrace.ca/flooding2022 and shared through the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Our next planned update will be on June 6.

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