2014

Dec 08, 2014 Return to Headlines

Heavy Rain in Forecast

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COQUITLAM, BC, Monday, December 8, 2014 – This week’s weather forecast is calling for a series of extraordinary rain and wind events beginning tonight and into Wednesday.

The City of Coquitlam is encouraging the following public safety measures: 

  • Avoid river and creek banks due to higher than normal water volumes which can be dangerous, or can cause banks to become unstable.
  • Avoid walking or hiking through forested parks and trails, which may experience landslides and falling trees due to high winds and extraordinary rainfalls.
  • Survey the catch basins (storm drains) in your neighbourhood to ensure they are free of debris or other obstructions that could lead to flooding.

The City will also be taking proactive measures to help manage the water:

  • Public Works crews will be out in full force, including both afternoon and evening shifts, to inspect and clear catch basins and culverts with a priority focus on known problem areas.
  • Public Works has additional crews and equipment on standby, ready to respond to emerging situations.

We thank all residents for their cooperation and encourage everyone to stay safe.

For any concerns or to report water issues, please call Engineering and Public Works 24 / 7 customer service line at 604-927-3500. 

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Media contact:
Jozsef Dioszeghy
General Manager, Engineering and Public Works
604-927-3504