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Storm Warning – Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

We are expecting our first big rainfall of the season over the course of the next few days along with strong winds so please check that any catch basins adjacent to your property are clear of fallen leaves and debris to help prevent flooding.

Residents can call Engineering Customer Service at 604-927-3500 to report blocked catch basins, flooding on City property, roads or waterways.
Flood and Storm Response Tips

  • Check that catch basins adjacent to your property are free of debris and running free. See our online map for the location of catch basins in your area.
  • Pay attention to any posted warning signs if this happens - use caution when entering any areas / roadways that appear flooded.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas - take an alternate route for safety.
  • Do not wade through flood water.
  • If there are barricades, please do not move or go past barricaded areas. They are there for your protection.
  • Residents are encouraged to stay out of the City’s urban forests / parks if there are significantly strong winds.
  • Residents should avoid river and creek banks due to higher than normal water volumes which can be dangerous, or can cause banks to become unstable.
  • Call 604-927-3500 (available 24/7) to report blocked catch basins or flooding on City property, roads or waterways.

Every year, City of Coquitlam Engineering & Public Works prepares for the possibility of flooding. Preparations include updating the flood plan, practicing repair and mitigation measures and training personnel.

Emergencies and disasters can occur anywhere, at any time. It could be anything from an earthquake, to a flood, to a severe winter storm. In the event of a major disaster, you and your family should be able to take care of your basic needs for at least 72 hours.

We encourage everyone to prepare their personal or family emergency plan, and have an emergency kit ready that includes basic supplies as well as special needs items. Always maintain a ¼ tank of gas in your vehicle and keep a flashlight and hard-soled shoes beside each family member’s bed so evacuation in the dark, at night during an emergency is easier to navigate.

Preparedness Training Sessions - ​Be a Hero, Be Prepared

The City of Coquitlam’s Emergency Management Office offers HEROS Community Emergency Preparedness training to help you become better prepared at home.

Watch for these sessions in your community, or request a course for your community group by contacting 604-927-6434 or

For preparedness tips, visit our Preparedness Information page.

Emergency Program Office

Phone: 604-927-6438