Press Release - Mandatory Evacuation Order issued for Sagitawah RV Park in Whitecourt - July 3, 2020
A Mandatory Evacuation Order has been issued for Sagitawah RV Park in Whitecourt. The Whitecourt RCMP and Town of Whitecourt officials are assisting with the evacuation, and providing additional information to evacuees regarding supports and accommodations available.
A Flood Watch is currently in effect for the Athabasca River at Whitecourt, and river levels are expected to peak before noon on July 3, 2020. Members of the public should avoid Riverboat Park and surrounding area, and stay away from riverbanks.
The Town of Whitecourt will continue to monitor water levels and river forecasts provided by the Government of Alberta, and will inform the community as updates become available. Updates will be provided at www.whitecourt.ca and on Whitecourt’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TownofWhitecourt.
For Alberta River Basins advisories and warnings visit https://rivers.alberta.ca/.