Ladysmith and Cowichan Tribes to be better prepared for flooding emergencies

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LADYSMITH – New Democrat MLA Doug Routley says that Ladysmith and the Cowichan Tribes will be better prepared for flooding emergencies, thanks to nearly $300,000 announced by the province today for two local flood risk assessment and mapping projects.

“It’s critically important that our communities prepare for and do everything we can to prevent flooding,” said Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “The Stocking Lake dam design study will make sure our infrastructure can withstand future flooding events, ensuring people’s homes and property are protected.”

Ladysmith is receiving $150,000 for their Stocking Lake dam design study, and the Cowichan Tribes are receiving $149,900 for flood mitigation planning.

These investments are part of $3.46 million announced today in provincial emergency preparedness funding for 24 local governments and First Nations communities to help with flood risk assessment, flood mapping and flood mitigation planning.

This funding is part of the nearly $69.5 million Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), designed to help communities prepare for, and respond to, disasters. The funding is provided by the Province and administered by UBCM.

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