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Authorities issue reminders after the latest rainfall in Lethbridge

On Monday, a puddle was easily visible on the paved road in Lethbridge. The city's latest rainfall caused localized floods near 36th Street and 14th Avenue North, some of which were larger than other cities.

The crew was able to clear the road, calling the incident "normal" and expecting no major concerns in the future. ..

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To avoid a similar scene in the backyard, plumbing experts said the next expected heavy rain We are calling on residents to check the gutters before.

"If you know it's raining, double check," said Jeff Wiebe, Mechanical Project Manager at KB Heating, Plumbing &Air Conditioning. "Don't go outside when you're in danger of raining. When it's safe, go up and make sure the downspouts and gutters aren't full of leaves."

With temperatures expected to rise again this week, Wiebe adds that it's a good time to make sure the drainage pump is working properly.

"Even if it's not raining, the groundwater on the water table may still be quite high," Weebe said.

"Make sure the float is working and powered on. If the float isn't working, there's nothing wrong with it later."

Recent precipitation Also affected the bottom of the river.

Riley McLaren, a member of the Lethbridge Fire and EMS Water Rescue Team, sees the water level of the Old Man River returning to seasonal averages.

"As the river rises, there is definitely more underwater brushes and hidden dangers that people are unaware of," McLaren said.

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"There are also new creations in the flow."

For those who want to be cool with river recreation, McLaren says it's important to take the necessary precautions. I'm adding.

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"To use PFD, you need a personal buoyancy device, especially for children," McLaren said.

"The second is planning, so tell your loved ones, friends, or someone.'This is what I'm doing, where to start and when to get off. "

He added that he should always be aware that river conditions can change from day to day.

"You never know," McLaren said.

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The city'swebsite offers more water safety information increase.

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