City of Abbotsford Declares State of Local Emergency
A state of local emergency has been declared for the City of Abbotsford following extreme rainfall that has resulted in several localized emergencies within the City. Various small mud slides and localized flooding have occurred in many areas within the City.
The honourable Mayor Henry Braun declared the state of local emergency on November 15, 2021 and it will remain in effect for seven days until November 23, 2021 at midnight unless cancelled by order of the City of Abbotsford Emergency Operations Centre. Declaring a state of local emergency allows the City of Abbotsford to provide enhanced support to manage the emergency. This is essential in order to help protect the health, safety and welfare of people in Abbotsford and their property. All City resources are currently engaged in mitigating these emergencies including Abbotsford Police, Fire Rescue, Engineering and Public works.
Please call 911 to report any flooding or mudslide emergencies.
Evacuation Orders have been issued by the City of Abbotsford Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for the following areas:
Evacuation Alerts have been issued for the following areas:
- Clayburn Area: Clayburn Village and surrounding area
- Eagle Mountain Areas: Cranberry Court, Briarwood Place, Doneagle Place
- Ten Oaks: Mount Blanchard Court, Mount Blanchard Drive and Old Clayburn Road
- Sumas Prairie: Westside of Whatcom Road, East of Huntington Village, Southside of Vye Road
- Straiton Areas: Dawson Road East of Sumas Mountain Road
- Matsqui Village: Grace Road North to the Matsqui Slough
There are a number of road closures due to flooding and mud slides. More information and updates can be found at: www.abbotsford.ca/alerts/evacuation-alerts-issued-localized-areas
Please avoid these areas if possible. Please do not attempt to travel past any of these closures. If you do not need to leave your home, please stay home.
For more information contact:
Melissa Godbout T: 604-751-3092 E: firstname.lastname@example.org