Flood Watch in Effect for Squamish

Updated November 28: Flood Watch maintained for Sea to Sky
http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/advisories/FWT_2021_11_28_1130_SC_upg.pdf


A Flood Watch for Squamish and Sea to Sky including areas around Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton, Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound and the North Shore Mountains is in effect.  A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull.

The second of a series of storms has arrived. The storm is bringing heavy rainfall, with rainfall totals forecast to range between 70‐120mm over the North Shore Mountains and Howe Sound, with higher amounts possible over higher terrain.

Sandbags Available:

For those who may need it, District of Squamish Public Works crews have set up a self-serve sandbag station at the north end of Brennan Park Recreation Centre (Ball Field #5.  Click here to view the map). Residents should bring a spade/shovel and help themselves. District shovels are available for use for those in need, and should be left behind for the next in line.

Squamish Alert Issued:

The District of Squamish is monitoring the situation and has determined that the levels and forecast are sufficient to issue a Squamish Alert. Heavy rain will continue through Sunday morning and peak river flows can be expected throughout Sunday and Monday.  The District will continue to monitor the situation as conditions persist.

What you can do:

  • Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts and please use extra caution, especially for those heading into the backcountry.
  • For road or localized flooding concerns, residents should contact Public Works at 604.815.6868 or after hours at 604.815.4040
  • Sign up for Squamish Alert to be updated with emergency instructions as needed.  Click here to sign up.


The District and the River Forecast Centre continue to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

Stay tuned to the River Forecast Centre for updates.

 

November 27, 2021

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