It’s the 12th of May and this weekend is when the next expected high water levels should happen. The RDKB.com site’s front page flood info has been expanded and now contains
The updated May 12 forecast shows newer, lower, numbers for this weekend. Click on the graphic to see a larger version.
The projected averages for Saturday and Sunday have gone down quite a bit from the 9th to the 12th.
On the 9th some values were in the 100 year range but now the worst are in the 10 year range.
These are still forecasts so do not take these values as what will happen and turn your back on the river – be vigilant, be prepared.
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The RCMP have asked, and it”s a good idea, that we remind you that during the holiday period some fraud schemes ramp up. Especially ones where you are asked to send money because it is urgent.
If a relative contacts you asking for emergency money and they are off in a place you didn’t expect them to be do not send them money before you check to see if this person really is who they say they are. Try getting in touch with them or their friends and family in the way you normally would and ask them to help you verify the request is real.
If you get an email or phone call from the ‘Canada Revenue Agency’ do not comply with the requests or click on the links. the CRA is not calling or emailing – if they have something important to notify you about they will send you real, registered, mail. Instead look up the contact information for the CRA and get in touch with them yourself. The CRA has a section in its website called “Protect yourself against fraud” dedicated to this.
Other places you can learn more to protect yourself:
Earlier this year, Nelson RCMP sent out a media release warning people regarding a scam whereby residents in the surrounding West Kootenay region were receiving correspondence through mail requesting immediate payment for taxes, on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency.
The Nelson RCMP Detachment has recently received several complaints, from concerned residents, indicating that they have received phone calls from person(s) portraying themselves as being employees for the Canada Revenue Agency. The caller(s) advise that money is owed for taxes, demanding payment within 24 hours. The caller(s) further advise that failure to pay within the time period will result in arrest warrants being issued and subsequently executed by the local R.C.M.P.
Residents are reminded to use common sense and refrain from forwarding payment and or any personal information over the telephone to unknown persons.
The Canada Revenue Agency does not conduct business in this manner and the R.C.M.P is in no way associated to these callers. If in doubt, contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly or your local police department.
Victims of fraud are asked to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.antifraudcentre.ca
If someone calls you out of the blue and tells you they are from the Security and Fraud Department of your credit card company and asks you for the 3 digit security code on the back of your credit card DO NOT GIVE IT TO THEM.
Think about it: The employee of a Security and Fraud Department of a Real Credit Card company would already know that information, wouldn’t they?
They called you to ask because that’s the one piece of information the still need to make purchases online with your card.
The RCMP are warning about a new scam making the rounds. You can read more about it on this page.