The Canadian Press
December 16, 2012 — Emergency crews for the municipality of Delta, B.C., south of Vancouver, will be on standby Sunday night preparing for a storm surge that could lead to localized flooding.
The office of Mayor Lois Jackson says strong north-westerly winds are expected between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday, putting low-lying areas of Tsawwassen at risk.
Engineering crews were inspecting dikes and low-lying waterfront areas on Sunday, and are planning to monitor those areas throughout the storm.
The mayor's office says the surge is expected to coincide with a low tide in the Boundary Bay and Beach Grove areas, reducing the risks of flooding for those communities.
Delta's Emergency Operations Centre was readying to be activated early Monday, should the conditions warrant a co-ordinated response.
The mayor's office says it will be monitoring the storm closely, adding that flooding conditions are difficult to predict as weather patterns are constantly changing.