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Are you prepared for spring flooding?

April 09, 2013 - 3:46 PM

With the current snow melt and rain in the forecast, North Okanagan residents are reminded that they are responsible for all measures required for flood protection of private property.

To assist property owners who may experience flooding, communities of the North Okanagan, in conjunction with North Okanagan Emergency Management (NOEM), have implemented a comprehensive Sand Bag program.

The locations for sand and sand bags are as follows; residents are reminded to bring their own shovels:

  • ?Armstrong: Sand and sand bags located at Public Works yards 2950 Patterson Ave.
  • Coldstream: Sand and sand bags located at two locations:
    • Kalamalka Lake Rd, across from Postill Drive
    • Lavington Area – School Road across from Jeffers Park
  • Enderby: Sand and sand bags located at Public Works yards 2309 McGowan St.
  • Lumby: Sand and sand bags located in gravel parking lot across from Lumby Arena/Curling Rink, 2230 Shields Ave.
  • ????Spallumcheen:Sand and sand bags located outside gate of Public Works yards 1511 Eagle Rock Rd.
  • Vernon: Sand and sandbags located at two locations:
    • Vernon City Yards 1900 48th Ave. -outside main gate on Pleasant Valley Rd.
    • Corner of Okanagan Ave. and Okanagan Landing Rd.
  • Sand Bags available at two locations
    • Work Hours – City Yards 1900 48 Ave.
    • After Hours – Vernon Fire Hall 3401 30th St.

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Municipal/RDNO and NOEM staff will continue to monitor the flood risk through the spring run- off season, and establish additional sand and sandbag sites if warranted.
For more information on Flooding Preparedness and Response, please visit the Government of British Columbia’s website.
Pre-recorded local flood updates and preparedness information can be obtained 250-550-3232.

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