UPDATE: 5:13 PM| April 24, 2018

Details added from the Town of Drumheller.

An update on what time the Reception Centre will close will be at 6PM this evening. The Town of Drumheller is asking any Wayne and Highway 10X residents that have not yet registered to do. If you can not register in person, calling 403-334-2564 will get you in touch with a town representative that can register you over the phone.

Further updates will be provided when information is available.


UPDATE: 2:56 PM| April 24, 2018

Some details have changed from the previous release by the Town of Drumheller but information included does suggest that the flooding is at least half as powerful as the flood that took place in 2013.

Alberta Transportation have completed their inspections for today and are now working at removing debris which is affecting a number of bridges. 

The level of the Red Deer River, as forecasted, is rising and is still predicted  to peak at  700-750 cubic meters tomorrow at noon. For comparison in 2013 the river flows were 1300 cubic metres.   

The Town of Drumheller is working with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and other provincial agencies as we monitor the situation.

If any citizens require assistance please call 403 823 6300 until 4.30 and then the emergency number at 403 823 2512.

Residents who have remained in the evacuated area are still advised, by Alberta Health Services, to boil their water before consumption.

We will continue updated coverage as it becomes available.

 


The Town of Drumheller has given the community another update on the condition of the community of Wayne, the Rosebud River and the Red Deer River.

The state of local emergency for Wayne and Highway 10X remains in effect as does the mandatory evacuation.  
 
At this time the forecast for the Rosebud River remains at current levels, however the town is continuing to monitor the situation.
 
For the Red Deer River the flow was 619 cubic meters per second at 9:00 a.m. and it is predicted to be 700-750 cubic meters tomorrow at noon.
 
The Town of Drumheller is working with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and other provincial agencies as they monitor the situation.

Citizens who remain in the affected areas of the evacuated zone are prompted by Alberta Health Services to boil water before use.

Further information will be reported when it becomes available.

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