Although we are in the depths of winter, spring is just around the corner. With that comes the possibility of flooding as we saw last May in Wayne, Carbon, and Dunphy. 

It is important that we are preparing for flooding as typically there is minimal warning until it is happening in our own backyard. The Town of Drumheller has created a program to prepare the valley for potential flooding issues and progress on flood mitigation.

"We're just trying to give people more information about how we can all get ready for a flood rather than waiting until it's here and trying to react. We want to be more proactive and just help people get more ready for it," explains Mayor Heather Colberg.Council Heather and Lisa

The Town will be issuing monthly communications in regards to what residents can do to prepare for a potential flood as well as inform on the potential of flooding in the valley. The Mayor travelled to Ottawa to speak to the government about our flooding situation and continues to work with provincial and federal governments on flood mitigation for Drumheller.

"I made the trip to Ottawa because we need to make provincial and federal governments aware that we are here and we need help. Although we are a small community we are very long (geographically) and it affects so many."

The main reasoning for this communication is to change the way we look at flooding in the valley.

"The idea of this changing the channel on flood is to have people more aware of all the things they can each do in their own homes, their own environments, how to get ready so that in case something comes along, they have the proper tools in place and we can help them any way we can," remarks Colberg.

Information on the Flood Readiness communication and to register on future communications is available on the Town of Drumheller's website.

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