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Travel and Flood Advisory

*This is an outdated advisory, please view our Flood Updates (Complete Listing) post for more up-to-date information.*

With the recent rain fall, Medicine Hat and Cypress County Emergency Management staff are monitoring the water levels in the region.

A High Streamflow Advisory has been issued by Alberta Environment for the South Saskatchewan River including the City of Medicine Hat. This means that stream levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly and no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low lying areas is possible. Anyone situated close to the streams affected is advised to be cautious of the rising levels.

A Flood Warning has been issued by Alberta Environment for all tributaries flowing north out of the Cypress Hills. This means that rising stream levels will result in flooding of areas adjacent to the streams affected. Anyone situated close to the river should take appropriate measures to avoid flood damage.

All secondary roads south of the Trans-Canada Highway east of Dunnmore are unsafe to travel and are closed. The Trans-Canada Highway from the Saskatchewan border to Highway 41 is also closed.

Medicine Hat and Cypress County Emergency Management will issue a further update this afternoon.

The Government of Alberta through the Department of Municipal Affairs and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency is in the process of determining if a Disaster Recovery Program is warranted. If you are experiencing overland flooding or seepage into your home or business, please contact your insurance company to determine if it is covered by your insurance policies. If your insurance does not cover overland flooding or seepage, then contact the City Clerk Department (Debby) at 403-529-8115 to commence the initial steps in the process.

If you are concerned about water levels on your property and would like more information, visit and follow the links from City Government to Departments. Click on Emergency Management and then click the Flood Information heading on the left menu. Or, call the City of Medicine Hat Emergency Management general inquiry line 403-502-8712.

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3 Responses to “Travel and Flood Advisory”

  1. June 18th, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Vaughn says:
  2. June 18th, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Vaughn says:
  3. June 19th, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Joe says:

    Hey gang…
    I’m sure you’re all reading about it but a Local State of Emergency has been put in place. Water continues to rise in the Flats and around Kin Coulee Park. If you could do us a favour and post your photos on the 102.1 The Lounge Facebook page…that would be awesome!
    Joe McFarland
    News Director, 102.1 The Lounge

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