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Whitehorse Flood Update #1
WHITEHORSE – Due to rising water levels on the Yukon River, the City of Whitehorse has fully activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), located at 305 Range Road in the Public Safety Building.
Based on our current assessment of the situation, this is not an emergency.
The City is currently working closely with the Government of Yukon Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) and the Yukon Energy Corporation to monitor the Yukon River and any potential impacts to Whitehorse.
Several thousand small and large sandbags have been jointly purchased with the Government of Yukon, and delivery is expected shortly.
City staff are currently assessing the need and availability of fill material, as well as potential sandbag staging locations in Whitehorse.
The City is taking these steps out of an abundance of caution, and to be prepared in the event of flooding.
Whitehorse residents and visitors are asked to be extremely vigilant when venturing near waterways. Conditions can change quickly, sometimes in only a matter of a few hours.
Everyone is encouraged to register for Whitehorse Alert, the City’s free, emergency mass notification system.
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse