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Armstrong declares local state of emergency over flooding

Flooding in Armstrong Friday, March 23, 2018.
Image Credit: Marnie Flesher Graf
March 23, 2018 - 11:51 AM

ARMSTRONG - The City of Armstrong has declared a state of local emergency due to flooding in areas of the community.  

In a news release, the City says large volumes of water are collecting in low-lying areas as a result of recent heavy rains. 

“There are currently no road closures but the City asks residents to use caution around creeks as fast moving water may cause erosion and instability of bank edges,” states the release.

Residents are being reminded that they are responsible for protecting their buildings and properties from flooding. Sand and bags are currently available for self-filling, at no cost, at the Public Works Yard located at 2950 Patterson Avenue.

Residents whose homes are impacted by the flooding should call City Hall 250-546-3023. 

Armstrong flooding on March 23, 2018.
Armstrong flooding on March 23, 2018.
Image Credit: Marnie Flesher Graf

The Township of Spallumcheen is also experiencing localized flooding due to spring freshet, rain and snowmelt. The Township’s Public Works crew will be reviewing different areas in the municipality where there are flooding risks to Township infrastructure, states a release. Updates will be provided on the Township’s website.

Anyone who is concerned that water is threatening a structure on their property due to overflowing ditches should contact the Municipal Office at 250-546-3013. If water is not a threat to structures, the Township requests that residents wait for water to naturally dissipate as resources are limited.

The Township of Spallumcheen would like to remind residents that they are responsible for protecting their buildings and properties from flooding. Sandbags are available, at no cost, for self-filling at the Township of Spallumcheen Public Works Yard located at 1511 Eagle Rock Road (bring your own shovel).

For more information visit the Township’s website or call 250- 546-3013.

The City of Enderby is providing free sand and sandbags to local residents. You need to bring a shovel to the public works yard at 2308 McGowan St.

Water pooling in Armstrong on March 23, 2018.
Water pooling in Armstrong on March 23, 2018.
Image Credit: Marnie Flesher Graf

— This story was updated at 12:30 p.m. March 23, 2018 to add photos. 


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