While the flood watch remains for the Skeena River due to the recent heavy rain and melting snowpack, the latest data combined with onsite observations are showing that the risk of flood may have crested. The City will not be issuing an evacuation alert at this time.
However, those City of Terrace residents who live in the low-lying areas along the Skeena River—those on lower Skeena Street in particular—should continue to keep informed by checking for information on the City’s website in the event that anything changes. Residents of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, including Braun's Island, should check for information on the RDKS website. Residents in low-lying areas can take initial precautions, such as reviewing information on sandbagging available through PreparedBC’s flood preparedness website and moving any hazardous materials from outdoor storage to higher ground.
Should any RDKS and City of Terrace residents require sandbags, these are available at the Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department, located at 3128 Hwy 16 East.
Members of the public can get more information from the City of Terrace through the following channels:
- Website: www.terrace.ca/flooding2021
- *UPDATED Phone: 250-615-4021
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/CityofTerrace
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/CityofTerrace