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Flood Conditions Improve In Region
Posted Date: 4/30/2018 4:30 PM
The State of Local Emergency has been lifted in Hythe.

Conditions have improved substantially and water is receding since Village Council made the declaration on Friday night. Extensive flooding occurred in the West Industrial Area and the Willowgrove mobile home subdivision in Hythe. Pumps were deployed throughout the weekend.

Officials continue to monitor the situation in the Village as rising temperatures this week will melt remaining snow rapidly.

Water has also receded in Sexsmith. The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre (ECC) was activated on Thursday evening when flood waters in the Town began rising significantly.

Pumps have been turned off with water levels decreasing on their own. Sandbags have been placed in strategic areas and Town personnel are observing conditions for the potential of further flooding. The ECC stood down early Saturday afternoon.

The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) is an emergency management partnership between the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley and the Village of Hythe. Through this formal partnership, the municipalities work together to respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters.