Over the past few weeks, the City of Red Deer has hosted seven meetings to better understand the questions and concerns of downtown property owners.  (File photo by Advocate staff)

City of Red Deer activates Emergency Operations Centre

City staff are monitoring rising water levels closely

The City of Red Deer has activated its Emergency Operations Centre in anticipation of flooding potentially impacting the community over the next 24 to 72 hours.

In a press release late Monday, the city said that a flood warning is not in effect for the Red Deer River or the city. With rising water levels expected over the next 24 hours, the city explained they are monitoring those levels closely to assess the potential impacts on “infrastructure such as parks, trails and roadways”.

About 50 to 80 mm of rain was expected to fall by Wednesday morning in the city.


Rainfall warning issued for Red Deer and central Alberta

No evacuation alerts or orders have been issued.

“Activating the Emergency Operations Centre allows emergency crews to monitor conditions in a coordinated way, prepare mitigation efforts and prepare a coordinated response for anticipated flooding,” said Ken McMullen, Director of Emergency Management, The City of Red Deer in a press release.


Residents asked to stay off Red Deer River

“We continue to monitor the situation and will keep residents notified as the situation changes.”

All boat launches into the river are closed, and residents are asked to stay off the river as conditions could change quickly.

More information is available at www.reddeer.ca/flood.