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Municipal District of Taber Emergency Operations Center
MEDIA RELEASE - Overland Flooding
UPDATE: April 24, 2018 – 1800 hrs
** IMPORTANT** Public Safety Announcement
Overland Drainage has left a number of damaged roads throughout the municipality and a number of hazards that threaten public and personal safety.
Barricades are in place for your safety please do not move or alter them, violators can be charged by the RCMP.
Flooded Water Wells and Cisterns should be treated as contaminated and unsafe for consumption and or use.
The State of Local Emergency (SOLE) that includes all of the Municipal District of Taber remains in effect. Our SOLE will remain in effect until emergency pumping and critical road closures cease.
An Alberta Emergency Information Alert remains posted notifying the public of hazardous driving conditions within the M.D. of Taber due to flooded and damaged roads throughout the municipality.
Our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been stood down. The M.D of Taber will remain in contact with all of its partnering agencies through our daily email communication.
As conditions change we recommend that residents stay tuned to local media and MD of Taber Website for updates.
There is general decrease in flows throughout the Municipality.
Roadways that have been damaged are being evaluated for condition and preparation for repair.
Road Closures can be viewed using our Web Map Application that will highlight roads that remain closed throughout the MD of Taber.
All Gravel Roads within the M.D. of Taber are subject to a 75% Road Ban. Heavy trucks have damaged a number of saturated gravel roads and this measure has been implemented to protect municipal infrastructure.
Landowners are requested to not increase water flows by unnecessary pumping or excavation. Additional volumes of water pumped into roadways will threaten neighbouring lands and residential properties as well as threaten irrigation and municipal infrastructure.
In order to pump excess water from fields into any irrigation infrastructure you are required to contact the Irrigation Districts for their approval.
Residential property owners who have suffered property damage are advised to contact their insurers. Resources on insurance issues may be found at the following link: Insurance Bureau of Canada www.ibc.ca/ab
Citizens are invited to contact the MD of Taber Administration Office at 403-223-3541 to report new or rapidly changing overland flooding conditions.
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