The Municipality said this year’s River Breakup is approaching.
Ice along the Athabasca River in Fort McMurray is likely to break soon.
There is a high risk of flash flooding as a result.
UPDATE: There is still a high risk of flash flooding to areas in the Lower Townsite, Waterways and Draper. At this time River Breakup has not been declared. If you live in these areas have a 72 hour Emergency Kit ready and stay alert. Learn more https://t.co/TjljUiMumk #ymm #RMWB pic.twitter.com/Vju6WZUouE
— rmwoodbuffalo (@RMWoodBuffalo) April 25, 2020
The RMWB advises residents in the Lower Townsite, Waterways, and Draper to go to the Municipality’s website for updates and prepare a 72-hour emergency kit.
It also advises residents to stay away from shorelines and river banks.