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Heavy winds headed for flood ravaged Okanagan

A dock at a West Kelowna mobile home park was completely destroyed during a wind storm several weeks ago.
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June 08, 2017 - 10:06 AM

KELOWNA – Shorefront properties and flood barricades will be tested this afternoon with winds expected to hit close to 50 km/h.

Environment Canada has forecast a change in weather with winds between 30 and 50 km/h today, June 8, according to a media release from Central Okanagan Emergency Operations.

Okanagan Lake is at 343.249 metres above sea level as of today, a slight increase from yesterday’s morning measurement of 343.248 m.

The release says crews are upgrading defences along public property today, and recommends residents do the same.

“Property owners on Central Okanagan lakes are encouraged to monitor flood protection measures and bolster if necessary,” the release says. “People are reminded to stay off flood protection measures. Jumping or walking on gabions or water dams is a public safety concern and could damage or undermine the device causing ruptures and significant water flows.”

For more information, visit the Emergency Operations Centre website.

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