Storm Surge in Delta
Mar 09, 2016
Delta experienced a storm surge this morning (March 10) at the Boundary Bay/Beach Grove waterfront areas. Crews were ready and prepared to respond.
March 10, 2016, 3 pm:
- Engineering staff have inspected the dike and beach walls.
- Crews continue to clean up the debris from the storm.
- Staff will continue to monitor weather and storm events throughout the weekend. Staff are ready and prepared to respond if the need arises.
March 10, 2016, 9 am:
- We are currently in the review/recovery stage of the Flood Response Plan.
- Crews are preparing to inspect dikes, beach walls and assess any damage from storm surge.
- Staff will continue to closely monitoring weather conditions throughout the day.
March 10, 2016, 8:15 am:
- Power outages reported in East and North Delta.
Call 1-888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) to report an outage or view BC Hydro's outage map: http://ow.ly/ZiVRE
- Winds will remain strong throughout the day, easing in the evening.
- Crews are assisting residents with sandbags and pumps in flooded areas.
- Reports of trees down and flying debris throughout Delta.
For emergencies: Dial 9-1-1. To report issues related to municipal services: Call 604-946-4141
March 10, 2016, 6:30 am:
- The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been activated.
- There is localized flooding in the Boundary Bay/Beach Grove areas.
- Crews are on the scene, monitoring the storm this morning and assisting residents affected by flooding.
- Conditions in Ladner are being monitored. Delta staff have taken precautionary measures by sandbagging Chisholm Street.
- The tide is subsiding, but severe winds remain in the area.
- The public is urged to stay away from the shoreline and nearby areas for safety reasons, and to allow crews to respond effectively and immediately.
March 9, 2016, 3 pm:
- Staff are closely monitoring weather conditions.
- Beach access points have been blocked.
- Sand piles and sand bags are all fully stocked at Seaview Rd, 1A Ave, 3 Ave, and 16 Ave.
- The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been setup and is ready to be deployed should it be required.
For further information, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-946-3260.