Information Bulletin issued noon May 28, 2011
by the Emergency Operations Centre, District of Houston
HOUSTON - The water levels of Buck Creek, which is of the greatest concern to emergency management personnel, has not risen since 8:00pm yesterday.
Despite the more stable water levels in the area, the emergency operations staff members are still concerned and urging residents to stay prepared in case of an evacuation order.
The Emergency Operations Centre is being proactive, and four kilometers of gabions are arriving today. Gabions are temporary structures to boost the height of the dikes, should the water levels rise again.
Although it has stopped raining, the warmer weather means that the snow melt will accelerate and also feed water into the creeks and rivers that affect Houston.
The Emergency Operations Centre would like to thank the public for exercising caution and staying away from the dikes. Due to the high water levels, these dikes are extremely unstable and debris in the water can get on top of the dikes and potentially injure people.
If you are a resident and need assistance due to flooding please call 250.845.2238. For more detail on evacuation orders and alerts, please visit the District of Houston’s website at www.houston.ca. Or “like” our page on facebook by looking up “Emergency Operations Centre - Houston BC (facebook.com) ”.
Emergency Operations Centre
District of Houston
Phone: 250 877-9356