Several heavy days of rainfall predicted, public self-serve sandbag station to be setup at Public Works Yard
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is asking that residents be prepared as two storm systems move towards the Sea-to-Sky starting tomorrow and again over the weekend.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a weather statement for Whistler which predicts moderate to heavy rain beginning overnight Wednesday. It is anticipated that a second storm will move in on Saturday, with the potential of a third storm on Tuesday.
As a precautionary measure to mitigate possible localized flooding, the RMOW is reminding residents to clear ditches and driveway culverts. A public self-serve sandbag station will be available after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24 at the Public Works Yard, located at 8020 Nesters Road (formerly 8001 Highway 99). Bags, shovels, and sand will be provided onsite for use.
To report urgent road or localized flooding issues, contact the Roads Department report line at (604) 935-8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RMOW reminds all residents as we head into the winter storm season to have a household 72-hour emergency supply kit with the following items:
- Non-perishable food: minimum three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener
- Water: four litres per person, per day for drinking and sanitation
- Phone charger, battery bank or inverter
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
- Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
- Extra batteries
- First-aid kit and medications
- Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
- Copy of your emergency plan
- Copies of important documents, such as insurance papers and identification
For more flood preparedness measures, visit PreparedBC’s website.
All residents and resort guests are strongly encouraged to subscribe to WhistlerAlert, the RMOW’s emergency notification system, to receive real time notifications via phone, text and email. For more information and instructions for subscribing, visit whistler.ca/WhistlerAlert.