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WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE (APRIL 23) -
 
DELBURNE POWER OUTAGE (APRIL 23) -  ABOUT 70 RURAL CUSTOMERS IN AND AROUND DELBURNE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT POWER FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS MORNING. (WED)  A BURNED POWER POLE CREATED THE PROBLEM AND ALTHOUGH FORTESS HOPED TO HAVE POWER RESTORED AT TEN THIS MORNING, IT'S EXPECTED POWER WILL BE BACK ON AROUND NOON AS CREWS REPLACE THE POLE.

PENHOLD POWER OUTAGE (APRIL 23) -
POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED TO THE PENHOLD - SPRINGBROOK - GASOLINE ALLEY AREA.    PENHOLD FIRE CHIEF JIM PENDERGAST SAYS A POWER POLE CAUGHT ON FIRE NEAR THE PENHOLD MULTIPLEX AROUND 4 THIS MORNING, LIKELY CAUSED BY A LIGHTNING STRIKE.   POWER WAS FULLY BACK ON AROUND 6:10 THIS MORNING.
RED DEER RAIN UPDATE (APRIL 23) -     ENVIRONMENT CANADA'S RON MARK SAYS THE RED DEER AREA WON’T GET AS MUCH RAIN AS PREVIOUSLY FORECAST WITH ABOUT 5 MM FALLING OVERNIGHT AND ANOTHER 5 MM TODAY (WED).  WITH THE RAIN ENDING THIS MORNING.   THE HEAVIER RAIN WILL BE NORTH OF RED DEER IN THE EDMONTON REGION, ALTHOUGH THE WAS A  RAINFALL WARNING ISSUED THIS MORNING FOR THE COUNTY OF PONOKA, INCLUDING RIMBEY AND PIGEON LAKE WITH MORE RAIN IN THAT REGION AND NORTH.  MEANTIME, THE HIGH STREAMFLOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT IN RED DEER, LACOMBE, PONOKA AND MOUNTAINVIEW COUNTIES.  MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING AREAS AS OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO MONITOR RISING RIVERS.    RESIDENTS, ESPECIALLY IN LOW-LYING AREAS, SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO GUARD THEIR PROPERTIES AGAINST ANY POSSIBLE DAMAGE.
 
TUESDAY (APRIL 22)  
 
       SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT FOR:
• RED DEER - PONOKA - INNISFAIL - STETTLER - ROCKY - CAROLINE
 
     HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY.
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING BRINGING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW TO WESTERN AND CENTRAL REGIONS OF ALBERTA.
OVER THE MOUNTAIN PARKS AND THE NORDEGG REGION, PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS RAIN BUT WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW OVERNIGHT. HIGHER ELEVATIONS, INCLUDING THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY, CAN EXPECT UP TO 15 CM OF SNOW BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. WHILE THE TOWNSITES ARE LIKELY TO RECEIVE A RAIN-SNOW MIX, SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED HERE.
HEAVY RAIN WILL BEGIN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING OVER CENTRAL ALBERTA. 30 TO 60 MM CAN BE EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. CURRENTLY, THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTHWEST OF RED DEER TOWARDS DRAYTON VALLEY. SOME AREAS MAY BE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO FLOODING DUE TO ALREADY HIGH WATER LEVELS FROM THE SPRING MELT. AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES, WARNINGS ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED LATER TODAY.
THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO MONITOR FUTURE FORECASTS AND WARNINGS AS WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED OR EXTENDED.
PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT WWW.WEATHEROFFICE.GC.CA.
  

FLOOD ALERT (APRIL 22)  - THE SPRING THAW, PAIRED WITH A PENDING DELUGE OF RAIN IS RAISING THE FLOOD RISK IN OUR REGION.   STREAM LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE RAPIDLY OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS.  THE PROVINCE HAS ISSUED AN EMERGENCY BULLETIN FOR AREAS ACROSS SOUTHERN ALBERTA, INCLUDING RED DEER COUNTY, LACOMBE AND LEDUC. ACCORDING TO ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT, 1 TO 1 AND HALF METRE RISES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER, ATHABASCA AND RED DEER RIVER BASINS OVER THE COMING DAYS. OVERLAND FLOODING IS A CONCERN AND RESIDENTS, ESPECIALLY IN LOW-LYING AREAS,  SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES.
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