As of Tuesday, May 15th, an Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Township of Langley for those living on unprotected flood plain area.
These areas include Northwest Langley and Glen Valley, as well as Brae Island and McMillan Island.
At approximately 9am on May 15, the Mission Gauge reached 5.5 metres. As a result, residents need to be prepared if water levels rapidly rise.
With this in mind, officials specify that the announcement is not an evacuation order. Evacuation Alerts are issued to allow residents and property owners to prepare in the event an Evacuation Order is issued.
Flood Alert for Langley
#BCflood #2018freshet MT @LangleyTownship: #Evacuation Alert issued for unprotected floodplain areas of Northwest Langley, Glen Valley & Brae and McMillan Island. This is NOT an Evacuation Order. Updates https://t.co/nNaDd8ZFmX & https://t.co/17GVOAYo7s
— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) May 15, 2018
“The River Forecast Centre is projecting a rise to 6.6 meters though Mission in the coming days, which would be just above what was seen during the 2012 flooding season,” reports News 1130.
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In the event of severe weather – such as snowfalls, wind storms, and floods – the Township will provide a voice-recorded update on service levels on the Storm Response Information Hotline. Call 604-514-HELP (4357) for updates.
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