This from RDEK Emergency Service Coordinator Travis Abbey as they, the City and the Province, respond to ponding and localized flooding in the Jim Smith Creek and Hospital Creek drainages.
Abbey says underground infrastructure capacity in Cranbrook is being challenged which is causing multiple water courses to back up in Elizabeth Lake and Hospital creek.
He says staff look to have a solid hold on the issue right now but if they receive a significant amount of precipitation it will definitely cause levels to rise.
The City issued this bulletin Wednesday regarding flood damage assistance:
- Regional District of East Kootenay (including all electoral areas and municipalities within the RDEK)
- Regional District of Central Kootenay (including all electoral areas and municipalities within the RDCK)
- Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (including the electoral area A and municipalities within area A)
- Columbia Shuswap Regional District (including all electoral areas and municipalities within the CSRD)