Sandbag Filling Station

With up to 100mm of rain forecast for the Elk Valley near Fernie, The River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Elk River and lower elevation and valley bottom tributaries in our region.

We've set up a self-fill sandbag station next to the City's Operations Yard on Railway Ave. for anyone who lives in areas that are prone to flooding. The sandbag station has sand and bags, just bring your own shovel and gloves.

The heavy rain is expected to start tonight and continue through Thursday morning. Please remember that fast-flowing rivers pose increased risk to life safety, and to be alert to road conditions.

You can check @DriveBC for current driving conditions:

For information on how to prepare for flood hazards, visit Prepaired BC

To view the High Streamflow Advisory : Flood Warnings and Advisories - River Forecast Centre - Province of British Columbia (