The Town of Okotoks Flood Action Plan was developed, and is updated yearly, to provide an effective response to a flood incident. The Flood Preparedness handbook provides full details to residents on what the Town is responsible for as well as what residents need to know about preparing for an emergency. Please refer to it for more information.
The Town has developed a sandbag pre-deployment strategy for flood prone areas (Lineham & Riverside) which details flood mitigation activities and procedures, including the delivery of sandbags in/to the flood plain during a flood event. The sandbag pre-deployment strategy is based on weather predictions and the levels of warning issued by Alberta Environment and is coordinated by Public Works (Operations).
In the event that a Flood Watch is issued by Alberta Environment, the Town of Okotoks activates its Sandbag Pre-Deployment Strategy to all areas affected in the flood plain. There may be circumstances when the sandbags are pre-deployed prior to the Flood Watch at the High Stream Flow Advisory (Level 1) and will be based on weather predications and water levels.