THE City of Abbotsford and Whatcom County officials met at 8 a.m. on Saturday to discuss the latest on the upcoming weather events. They expect the Nooksack River to reach a moderate flood stage on Sunday. While their National Guard is supporting sandbagging in their county, this water is expected to enter into the west side of the Sumas Prairie near Huntingdon Village on Sunday.
The City of Abbotsford said that the Huntingdon area remains on evacuation alert and residents there should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. The Canadian Armed Forces are currently supporting sandbagging the rail line to help protect this area. The City expects this work to be complete by 2 p.m. If you live in the Huntingdon area, sandbagging support for your homes is available at Huntingdon Park.
Sandbagging support is also being coordinated for farms identified by the Ministry of Agriculture that are currently located within the area of the Sumas Prairie that is currently under an evacuation order and require support, as well as the Village of Arnold. Sandbagging and clearing of the creek sediment within Clayburn Village is ongoing with critical areas already complete.
Sandbags are also available to the general public at Albert Dyck Park.
The City will continue to update its website and social channels for updates throughout the weekend.