June 23 Storm Update

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Yesterday, Yorkton experienced heavy rain and hail throughout the City. City crews worked throughout the evening and overnight to address flooded intersections, manhole covers and other flood-related issues on roadways.

Water has receded from flooded streets and most intersections were clear for today’s commute. City crews continue to clear catch basin covers from debris as well as remove barricades from areas of concern.

City flood protection infrastructure

Currently, the City’s water management infrastructure continues to keep up with yesterday’s storm water, but we are monitoring conditions closely.

Prepare yourself for rainfall events

When a rainfall event occurs, there are things we can all do to keep safe:

  • Avoid flooded areas altogether if possible.
  • Do not remove barricades or drive into barricaded areas.
  • If you encounter flooding on a street, take an alternate route, as deep water can damage a vehicle and cause it to stall.
  • Do not remove manhole covers – it can be dangerous.
  • Sign up for the City of Yorkton’s alerting system – Voyent Alert! and receive up-to-date notifications from the City. Go to www.yorkton.ca/voyentalert to learn more.

Please note: The City of Yorkton does not monitor social media and online forms after hours. For after hour assistance, please call 306-786-1760 (Press 9).

Home flood protection

If heavy rains are in the forecast:

  • Install the drainage for downspouts a sufficient distance from your residence to ensure that water moves away from the building.
  • Consider installing a sump pump and reverse flow valves in basement floor drains.
  • Do not store important documents in the basement. Keep them at a higher level, protected from flood damage.

For more information

For up-to-date information, sign up for Voyent Alert notification system or follow the City’s social media channels.