Environment Canada has issued a rainfall and wind warning for Metro Vancouver, including Delta. Heavy rain is falling and is expected to continue, with strong winds anticipated later today and overnight.
With the inclement weather, City crews have undertaken all necessary temporary flood protection measures, including sealing off beach access points in Boundary Bay and Beach Grove. Signs are posted at each of these access points to notify the public of the temporary flood protection measures in place.
Sand bags are available to residents at the following locations: Seaview Road, 1A Avenue boat launch, 3 Avenue beach access, and 16 Avenue beach access.
“We operate 24 hours a day at the City, with our crews actively inspecting dykes and other low lying areas throughout Delta, ready to mobilize and respond to localized flooding. The proactive measures put in place ensure Delta is able to provide a timely response to any adverse or changing conditions”, said Mayor George V. Harvie.
City of Delta staff are also collaborating with Whatcom County to monitor low lying areas along the boundary between Tsawwassen and Point Roberts, Washington. The City thanks Whatcom County officials for their cooperation and assistance.
Delta’s Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter is open tonight from 9pm to 7am at Ladner United Church (4960 48 Avenue). For more information on this service contact Options at 604-599-8900.
What can Residents do?
With thousands of catch basins in the City, residents can help by clearing leaves from catch basins to help reduce neighbourhood flooding.
- To report non-emergency flooding, fallen trees/branches, or other issues related to City services, please call 604-946-4141 or use the City’s TalkDelta app at www.delta.ca/talkdelta.
- To report a power outage or check the status of an outage, please visit BC Hydro online or call 1-888-POWERON (1-888-769-3766), or text *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile device.
- Please continue to monitor weather alerts and forecasts by Environment Canada.