FLOOD WATCH 2017: Drop-in centres for flood victims in Thompson-Nicola Regional District - InfoNews

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FLOOD WATCH 2017: Drop-in centres for flood victims in Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Nicola Lake and Nicola River have risen significantly over the past week.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Heather Pratt-Johnson
May 12, 2017 - 2:30 PM

MERRITT – People affected by the recent flooding can access clean up kits and information about relief funding tomorrow in Merritt or today in Kamloops. 

“We really urge people to come down. If they have questions and are affected by the floods, it’ll be a one stop shop,” Mike Garrett with regional district says.

To access these services, stop by the Merritt Civic Centre on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Doors are also open Tuesday, Thursday and the following Saturday, May 20.

“We are here to help people out who are affected by the floods,” Garrett says.

Yesterday, the Regional District set up a resiliency centre in Kamloops. The Kamloops centre is located at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre today Friday May 12, Monday, Wednesday and the following Friday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Since May 5, several evacuation orders have been issued and a state of local emergency due to flooding was declared on the evening of May 8.

Get caught up on the all the spring flooding coverage here.

Residents are seen here filling sandbags in Merritt. High water has prompted evacuation orders and a state of local emergency in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.
Residents are seen here filling sandbags in Merritt. High water has prompted evacuation orders and a state of local emergency in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Heather Pratt-Johnson

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