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High Streamflow Advisory: Fraser River

Updated May 22, 2018 at 10:25 AM

The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River due to increased snow melt runoff. River levels and flows are expected to remain elevated this week and into the weekend.

City staff are monitoring water levels, conducting daily patrols of areas adjacent to the Fraser River, and are prepared for possible minor flooding as part of our Flood Response Plan »

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Smoke Alarms

  • A working smoke alarm will eliminate your risk of dying in a fire by half
  • Have a smoke alarm on each level of your home and outside the sleeping areas. For maximum protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and change the battery every year in battery operated alarms
  • Read recent bulletin from the Ministry of Housing about Smoke Alarm Legislation  

Everyone Needs A Home Fire Escape Plan

  • Plan your escape with everyone in the family
  • Make sure there are two ways out of every room
  • If you live in an apartment, don't use the elevator!
  • Choose a meeting place outside where everyone will go once they have left the building
  • Once you're out, STAY OUT! When everyone is safely out, go to a neighbour's house and call the fire department. ESCAPE FIRST, THEN CALL!

Smoker Safety

  • Use large, deep, non-tip ashtrays and soak with water before discarding
  • Never smoke in bed or while under the influence of medications or alcohol

Kitchen Safety

  • Never leave cooking unattended. Set a timer to remind you to turn off burners and the oven
  • Wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves while you cook
  • Turn pot handles inward on the stove where you can't bump them and children can't reach
  • Keep the stove surface free of grease and clutter
  • If a grease fire occurs use oven mitts and carefully slide a lid or a cookie sheet over the pan and turn off the burner
  • Keep children and activity away from the stove whether it is on or off
  • Don't hide the "goodies" above the stove area. Children have a way of knowing where they are and attempting to sneak a treat!
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