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Alberta Beach declares local state of emergency due to flooding

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May 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

The Village of Alberta Beach has declared a local state of emergency, after rising waters from Lac Ste. Anne has threatened more than 100 homes.

The village has experienced high winds and rising water from the lake this week, flooding a number of public and private waterfront properties and prompting evacuation orders along the shoreline.

Alberta Beach issued a local state of emergency Wednesday afternoon. According to the alert, communities in Alberta Beach, Val Quentin, and Sunset Point are being affected.

The village says the community’s Trivillage Regional Sewer System is also affected due to the influx of water into the sewer system. This also creates the potential of a public health emergency.

Sandbags are available at the Alberta Beach Public Works Building today until 4:30 pm and will be handed out on a priority basis for those who need assistance in protecting their properties. Residents are being encouraged to help volunteers place sandbags along the shoreline.

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