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City Demobilizes Emergency Operations Centre in Conclusion of Flood Response
WHITEHORSE – The City of Whitehorse has demobilized its Emergency Operations Centre, located at the Public Safety Building, following a gradual decline in water levels on the Yukon River.
“The threat to our community has subsided,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. “We would like to thank our residents for their patience and understanding as our crews worked to set up barricades and sandbags at strategic locations of our city. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work in helping to keep our community safe.”
City of Whitehorse officials activated the Emergency Operations Centre in early July, and worked closely with the Government of Yukon, as well as the Yukon Energy Corporation to closely monitor rising water levels. Some protective measures have already been removed, while others will remain in place for the time being.
As always, residents and visitors to Whitehorse are asked to be vigilant when venturing close to any waterways, and to sign up for Whitehorse Alert in the event of an emergency.
Manager, Strategic Communications, City of Whitehorse