Rainfall Warning Issued - February 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton
Status Updates: 
Wednesday 15 February 2017 3:00 PM: Please note that a self-serve sand bagging station is available at the Village of Pemberton (White Building Parking Lot) for SLRD and Village of Pemberton residents who are concerned about moderate flooding on their property.

 

Original Notice Issued: 10:49 PST Tuesday 14 February 2017

Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Howe Sound

A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A strong Pacific front being fueled with energy and moisture from the subtropics will spread heavy rain to the inner south coast this evening. 

The front will stall tonight through Wednesday resulting in a prolonged period of heavy rain.

Squamish is expected to have rainfall of up to 100 mm by Thursday morning.

The heavy rain will taper off on Thursday morning as the front finally moves eastward out of the area.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall, combined with melting snow from warmer temperatures, may also affect Electoral Area C. 

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.


Any SLRD residents experiencing flooding are asked to report this to:

SLRD Emergency Program Manager, Ryan Wainwright

Telephone: (604) 698-6442
Email: rwainwright@slrd.bc.ca

The SLRD will continue to monitor the situation and will provide web and social medial updates as conditions change. 

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