Local State of Emergency Updates and Information

DECEMBER 3 UPDATE: Sumas Prairie North Evacuation Order Rescind

The Evacuation Order has been rescinded for Sumas Prairie North. An evacuation alert will remain in effect in this area until further notice. View the Return Home Plan website for full details on the Return Home plan, area maps and resources for evacuated residents.

Return Home Plan

NOVEMBER 24 UPDATE: Do Not Use Water Advisory (Flush Only) issued for Sumas Prairie.

The City of Abbotsford has issued a Do Not Use Water (Flush Only) Advisory for Sumas Prairie. This Advisory replaces the previous BOIL WATER ADVISORY issued on November 18. It is being put in place due to continued uncontrollable watermain breaches that could allow surface water to enter the drinking water system. Until such time that breaches are contained and water quality is verified through testing, this Advisory will remain active and is expected to be in place for several days. No other areas of the Abbotsford water system are affected by this event and the water remains safe to drink.

View the Water Advisory

Alert Page Contents

  1. Active Evacuation Orders
  2. Rescinded Evacuation Orders
  3. Active and Rescinded Evacuation Alerts
  4. Information for Evacuated Residents
  5. State of Local Emergency
  6. Donations and Support
  7. Mayor Braun Press Conference Updates
  8. Road Closures and Roads Reopened
  9. City Services Updates: Including waste disposal, curbside collection
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Photos
  12. Information and Resources

Active Evacuation Orders

View the Evacuation Orders currently in effect:

Rescinded Evacuation Orders 

View the rescinded evacuation orders below.

Information for Evacuated Residents

If you’re unable to register in person at a Reception center, you can do it online at http://ess.gov.bc.ca or call 604-814-1296 between 9 am – 4:30 pm for further instructions. If you are safe at home, please do not register and only call 911 if there is an emergency. View the instructions on re-entering evacuated areas below.

State of Local Emergency

Donations and Support

View the lists of organizations coordinating donations.

Press Conference Updates

View Mayor Braun's Press Conference speech updates below (as of November 28, 2021) or view all of the Press Conferences on our YouTube Channel

Road Closures

View the DriveBC website for information on highway closures and view the list or roads re-opened below.

City Services Updates

View City Services updates including changes to curbside collection and recycling, city water, and cart delivery delays.

Frequently Asked Questions



View the photos of the flooding, and dyke repairs below.

Information and Resources

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