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Overland flood alert issued for M.D. of Taber

Alberta Emergency Alert logo. Credit: Alberta Emergency Alert

An overland flood alert has prompted a local state of emergency to be called for the entire M.D. south of the Oldman River.

The most affected area lies along Highway 3 between Range Road 16-3 and Range Road 17-3 south to Township Road 9-0.

An Alberta Emergency Alert was issued for the M.D. of Taber in southern Alberta on Friday night due to an increased risk of overland flooding.

The alert, issued at 9:58 p.m., stated the M.D. is aware of increasing overland drainage due to recent snow accumulation and subsequent spring weather conditions.

It also said there is an imminent hazard to land, property and infrastructure.

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Landowners are being  asked to refrain from altering or increasing overland drainage.

The alert says M.D. of Taber staff are ready to respond when needed.

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Residents are encouraged to report any concerns to the M.D. office by calling 403-223-3541.

 

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