High groundwater levels in Mission, B.C. forces state-of-emergency declaration
November 17, 2021 By Ground Water Canada
Mission, B.C. – Due to high lake and groundwater levels in Mission, following extreme rainfall in the Fraser Valley, a local state of emergency has been declared for a sector of the city, including an evacuation order for homes affected in the Benbow Street area.
The state of emergency is to remain in effect until at least Nov. 23.
“Emergency officials will continue to monitor water levels closely to ensure everyone’s safety and we thank them for their tremendous efforts during this time,” Mayor Paul Horn said.
Wellness checks have been completed in the area and letters have been delivered by hand to affected homes.
The affected Benbow Street residents are being asked to register with Mission Emergency Support Services at https://ess.gov.bc.ca. Once registered, residents are urged to call 604-814-1296 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. for further instructions.
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