Many areas of British Columbia are experiencing extreme cold, snowfall, and winter storms. This may continue at various periods throughout the holiday season.
Update December 27, 2022
Community Advisory: High Water Levels & Extreme Tides
Rising water levels due to persistent rain on top of heavy snowfall has created dangerous conditions in our rivers and streams in the Squamish Valley and North Shore. In our coastal areas, extreme tides are also creating hazardous conditions in the Howe Sound and inlet areas along the North Shore. With more rain in the forecast, Nation Members are advised to:
The Squamish Nation is here to support you in case you need assistance. Our emergency evacuation number – 604-374-2687 – is available 24/7.
A full list of Emergency Supports available during the holidays is available here.
For up to date information from the River Forecast Centre, please click here.
Assistance is available for Members both on- and off-reserve who have been affected by extreme weather events (flooding, landslides, or power outage.)
Please contact David Harrison, Manager, Emergency Planning & Response:
EmergencyInfoBC - evacuation orders and alerts
DriveBC - highway conditions and road closures
River Forecast Centre - river levels and flood advisories
Metro Vancouver River Levels - current levels of the Capilano and Seymour Rivers
District of Squamish Alert System - receive notifications by phone, SMS, or email during emergencies
PreparedBC - how to prepare for an emergency
Environment Canada Weather Alerts - severe weather watches and warnings
BC Hydro Power Outages - map of current areas experiencing power outage
A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.