Like many Northern communities, Houston experiences seasonal snowmelt that results in high levels of water that can sometimes overwhelm drainage infrastructure systems, resulting in flooding. The numerous rivers and creeks that run through our community also have records of historical flooding in the downtown core. This area is defined as a flood plain, in accordance with the areas defined on the following map.
What can I do to protect my home from flooding?
The District recommends following the flood preparedness guide by Emergency Management BC. Residents can contact the District for sand bags for the use of building a sand bag dyke to protect homes from flooding for no charge. If you are in need of sand bags, please call the Municipal Office at 250-845-2238 or email Jim Daigneault, Fire Chief.