Heavy Rainfall

Living in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley area means rain is a common occurrence. Rain that is particularly heavy can cause traffic disruption, flooding, drainage and sewer problems.

A heavy rainfall warning is issued when heavy or prolonged rainfall is sufficient to potentially cause local or widespread flooding or flash floods. In preparation, City crews patrol the municipality to clear leaves and other debris away from culverts and catch basins to ensure adequate drainage is maintained.

Rainfall Warnings

Here are some tips on how you can prepare and stay safe in the event of heavy rainfall.

Help & Reporting Problems:

  • Emergency Assistance: If you need emergency services, call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance assistance.
  • Report Weather-Related Problems: To report weather-related issues such as drainage or flooding, please contact:

    City Operations Yard: 

  • Tel: 604-853-5485 during work hours | After Hours Emergency: 604-864-5552
  • Email: operations@abbotsford.ca
  • Online: Report an Issue
  • App: @Abbotsford Civic App