June 19, 2013 - 3:06 PM
A rainfall warning is in effect for the North, South and Central Okanagan. Environment Canada is forecasting between 40-60 millimeters of rain to fall over the next 48 hours, which could pose problems for low-lying areas.
North Okanagan residents living near creeks, streams and lakes are responsible for having a plan as well as the tools and equipment necessary to protect their properties from possible flood damage. Stockpiles of sandbags are available at the following locations:
Armstrong — sand and sandbags located at Public Works yards 2950 Patterson Ave. For after hours, call 250-546-3023
Coldstream — sand and sandbags located at two locations: Kalamalka Road across from Postill Drive and Lavington area, School Road across from Jeffers Park. For after hours call 250-545-5304
Enderby — sand and sandbags located at the Public Works yards 2309 McGowan St. For after hours call 250-838-7230
Lumby — sand and sandbags located in gravel parking lot 2230 Shields Ave. across from Lumby Arena/Curling Rink. For after hours, call 250-547-2160
RDNO — Call 250-550-3700 all hours
Spallumcheen — sand and sandbags located outside gate of Public Works yards located at 1511 Eagle Rock Rd. For after hours call 250-546-3013
Vernon — sand and sandbags located at two locations: Vernon City Yards outside main gate on Pleasant Valley Road, and the corner of Okanagan Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road. For after hours call 250-542-5361
ALSO: Sandbags area available at City Yards 1900 48th Avenue during work hours and Vernon Firehall 3401 30th Street after hours
In the municipalities of the North Okanagan, blocked culverts and water debris that causes an emergent threat of flooding should be reported to the local public works department. In the Regional District of the North Okanagan Electoral Areas, contact the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at 1.604.660.9770.
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