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UPDATE - June 20, 2014
The Bow River has peaked and is now on a slow decline in regards to water volume and height. We are still currently on a High stream advisory downstream from the Carsland Weirs and this could potentially flood out HV, and fill some of the back water channels.
If an evacuation is required for folks still living in low lying areas they will be move to the ATCO trailers. We are not in a Flood Watch or Warning stage, having spoken with AB Environment, we are still appearing to be relatively stable. The only words of caution to folks is to stay away from the river banks, as they are still unstable from last year’s flooding and from the heavy rains we have experienced lately, and the river current is very strong and unforgiving.
It is strongly suggested to always have a “go bag” ready to go that contains your medications (if applicable) some cash or cards, emergency contact information, change of clothing etc.
Also in addition, if any valuables are in the basements of your homes, perhaps take the time to move them to the main floor to prevent damage caused by ground saturation and possible sewer backups.
For additional information, stayed stayed tuned to local radio and TV broadcasts for updates from the Province and from the Nation as well. In the event of an emergency broadcast issued by the Nation, it will be on the Emergency Broadcast system.
Siksika Nation Emergency Management Team
Updated Message From Director of Emergency Service Tom Little Child
** STATEMENT FROM SIKSIKA FIRE CHIEF TOM LITTLECHILD**
2:07 PM - JUNE 18th, 2014
Many Nation members are rightfully concerned about the heavy rain and the potential of a flood. If you feel the need to pack and prepare, please pack an Emergency Evacuation Kit. This kit should include the following:
Please continue to stay tuned into local radio and TV stations as this will be the method that Siksika Nation via the Siksika Nation Fire Chief Tom Littlechild will be issuing any emergency statements if needed.
Notices will also be sent to this page - Siksika Nation Flood Rebuild.
Please continue to stay away from the Bow River and keep aware of your surroundings.
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Message From Director of Emergency Service Tom Little Child
As of this moment, we (the emergency services team) are monitoring the situation, and while the water is on the slight rise, we are still only on a high water advisory, unless Alberta Environment has changed it, but they have yet to inform my office of it.
While the water will be full of turbidity, I can’t truly answer the question of safe drinking water, but I would suspect Keon’s team would be alerting my office if the treatment plants could not keep up. Will keep all posted if there are any drastic changes or updates. While in the south along the Oldman and Belly waterways, they are having issues, the media is saying all of southern Alberta which is confusing folks.
Siksika Health Services Accreditation
Congratulations Siksika Health Services on once again achieving Accreditation & Special thanks to all who participated