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Heavy Rainfall Warning May 6-7 2024

Oki Siksika,


⚠️ HEAVY RAINFALL WARNING: SIKSIKA NATION 


Issued: May 6 2024 


We have been advised of a heavy rainfall warning that will affect Siksika Nation.  Please be advised of the following: 

 

Siksika Emergency Call Centre: 403 734 3815 

 

Expect heavy rain starting this afternoon and lasting through Tuesday night. Prepare for: 

  • Total rainfall: 50 to 70 mm, with some areas possibly receiving 80 mm or more. 

  • Timing: Rain tapers off Wednesday. 

  • Hazards: Flash flooding, water pooling on roads, and localized flooding in low-lying areas. Possible washouts near waterways. 


Important Safety Tips: 

  • Avoid driving through flooded areas. "Turn around, don't drown!" 

  • Stay away from rivers, creeks, and culverts. They may rise quickly and overflow. 

  • If your area is prone to flooding, consider moving valuables to higher ground. 

  • Have an emergency kit ready in case you need to evacuate. 

  • Monitor Environment Canada for the latest updates: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-6_metric_e.html  

  • Report severe weather: Email ABstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with #ABStorm 


Please take this warning seriously and take steps to protect yourself and your property. 




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