Rain in forecast increases North Okanagan flooding risk
North Okanagan residents living near creeks, streams and low lying areas should undertake measures to protect their property and reduce the risk of flooding, if they have not already done so.
Heavy rainfall forecast this week will increase flows and levels of water bodies throughout the region, making flooding more likely.
Affected property owners adjacent to 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 Avenue. For after hours, call 250-546-3023.
Coldstream – sand and sandbags located at two locations: Kalamalka Road, across from Postill Drive; 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 Street. For after hours, call 250-838-7230.
Lumby – sand and sandbags located in gravel parking lot, 2230 Shields Avenue, across from Lumby arena/curling rink. For after hours, call 250-547-2160.
RDNO - Call 250-550-3700, 24/7
Spallumcheen – Sand and sandbags located outside gate of Public works yards located at 1511 Eagle Rock Road. 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 corner of Okanagan Avenue. and Okanagan Landing Road. For after hours, call 250-542-5361.
As well, sandbags are available at two other locations:
Work hours – City Yards, 1900 48th Avenue. After hours – Vernon Fire Hall 3401-30th Street.
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.