Statement from Wesbild on weather event at Burke Mountain residential development

February 1, 2020 (Coquitlam, BC) – Wesbild is responding to an incident at the Foothills at Burke Mountain neighbourhood, resulting from extreme rainfall overnight. Flooding has affected a small number of homes adjacent to a construction site. No injuries have been reported.

The company dispatched crews early this morning and is working closely with the City of Coquitlam in its clean up and recovery efforts.

Wesbild’s focus at this time is to repair the damage to the site that we understand was caused by excess water from a blocked storm water drain. Debris from the extreme rainfall and wind made its way into the drain which likely caused the problem.

The safety and wellbeing of Burke Mountain residents is the company’s top priority, and crews will remain on site throughout the day.

Media contact:
Jennifer Derbyshire
Director, Marketing & Community Relations

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