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Emergency Notifications

City of Dawson does our best to assist our community and neighbors during anxious times. The goal of this page is to provide ongoing updates and information regarding public safety, generally surrounding emergencies in our municipality. We advise visitors to this page to first utilize the resources list below and contact us via or 993-7400 if you feel like there is information missing from this page.

Klondike River Breakup Update (Tues. April 30, 2024) 
No advisories are in place for the Klondike River Valley. The Flood Warning and High Streamflow Advisory for the Klondike River have ENDED. The Evacuation Alert for the Klondike River Valley has been RESCINDED.

The Klondike River has broken. The ice jam at the Klondike Highway bridge has released and flushed through to the Yukon River, lowering water levels by 1.7 metres at the bridge. Two ice jams remain in place at Henderson Corner and the Bear Creek subdivision. Small rises in water levels will result from the release of the remaining upstream ice jams, but this does not represent a concern for flooding at this time. Once the river is open, water levels will start rising seasonally as freshet approaches.  More information online at the Flood Atlas:
No volunteers are needed to fill sandbags at this time. 

This will be the last daily update related to Klondike breakup on local channels including 105.5 FM and 106.9 FM. Further information may be shared later today.



A reminder that Emergencies can happen at any time. We encourage all residents to be as prepared as possible. Each household should have an emergency plan, a 72-hour emergency kit, and give serious consideration to what they would do in the eventuality of an emergency. For resources related to emergency preparedness, please visit: 


Emergency Preparedness

  • We encourage all Yukoners to have an emergency plan and emergency kit. Visit for more information about flood preparedness.


Where to Get Information

Specific Incident Information

Important Contacts

  • Emergency: Phone 9-1-1
  • Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens: call 867-993-3125.
  • Dawson residents: call the Dawson Fire Chief at 867-993-2934.
  • Klondike Valley residents: call the Klondike Valley Fire Chief at 867-332-6928.