Flood Response

 

Each year, municipalities that border the Fraser River, including the Township of Langley, prepare for the possibility that melted snow packs from the mountains could flood local rivers. Residents and property owners are encouraged to be prepared for the threat of flooding as well.

The Township maintains a comprehensive flood risk protection program. This program is reviewed annually and includes regular inspections. Township staff closely monitors snow pack and runoff forecasts as provided by the Ministry of Environment .

Emergencies can strike anytime. Prepare yourself and your family by taking just a few simple steps: Know the risks , make a plan , and prepare an emergency kit .

Tips to Keep in Mind

During peak storm periods, conditions can change quickly. In the event of heavy rain, blockages can lead to a serious flooding problem on private as well as public property.

To minimize potential problems, here are a few things you can do at home:

  • Clear leaves and debris from nearby curbs, catch basins and driveway culverts, especially during heavy rain.
  • Avoid raking leaves onto the street or into open ditches.
  • Compost leaves or place them in your Green Cart for pickup.

Did you know?

Sand is available at the Township of Langley Operations Centre at 4700 224 Street 24 hours a day.  Sandbags are available during regular business hours – Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Stay in the Loop

Sign up for 'My Notifications' (formerly eAlerts) to receive email notifications from the Township regarding flood prevention, emergency preparedness, and more.

In the event of severe weather - such as snowfalls, wind storms, and floods - the Township will provide a voice-recorded update on service levels on our Storm Response Information Hotline. Call 604-514-HELP (4357) for updates.

After-hours emergencies

604-543-6700 (evenings, weekend, and statutory holidays)

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