Use Caution During Heavy Rainfall Warning


A strong southwest flow will develop today and result in an atmospheric river embedded with a series of systems aimed towards the south coast.

Heavy rain will develop early this afternoon Tues. Jan 11, 2021, as the first system arrives and continues until Wed. afternoon as additional systems impact the coast. Rainfall amounts are expected to be 75 to 100 mm, possibly more from early this afternoon to Wed. afternoon. The rainfall combined with rising freezing levels and melting snow has the potential to cause high stream flows and localized flooding.

To help residents prepare for any potential flooding sandbags are being made available at the City’s Public Works Yard, 1737 Broadway Street. City staff will be onsite from 3:30-11:00 p.m. to make additional sandbags as needed for the next two nights.

The City of Port Coquitlam is monitoring the weather forecasts and river levels and taking steps to ensure the safety of residents and businesses. The City’s response plan includes:

City staff have prepared signage and barricades and have placed them at all high-priority trails in order to close them if needed as well as low-lying roads.

The public is advised to take the following safety measures:

Follow the City’s social media channels for the latest notices. A variety of extreme weather resources are available at and at City facilities. General emergency preparedness resources, including information about free courses, can be found at

Residents and businesses are encouraged to develop an emergency preparedness plan to prepare for a potential event.



Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499