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Storm wreaks havoc

Much of Polson Park was under water Tuesday afternoon as storm drains failed to keep up with the downpour from the storm. - Okanagan Science Centre photo
Much of Polson Park was under water Tuesday afternoon as storm drains failed to keep up with the downpour from the storm.
— image credit: Okanagan Science Centre photo

City crews continue the cleanup of Vernon streets following the severe rain and hail storm on Tuesday afternoon.

Storm water sewer systems drained properly during the storm although the high volume of water exceeded the sewer capacity in many areas of the city, including the downtown core. Asphalt in front of the library was lifted by the storm water and engineers are assessing the damage. However, most repair and cleanup work to other damaged asphalt in the city will be completed by Wednesday evening.

Some of the City’s buildings experienced flood damage.

A restoration company was called to the Science Centre in Polson Park immediately following the storm to assess and mediate damage after water seeped into the classrooms. Additionally, the main fire hall downtown had up to two centimetres of water in the basement. The extent of damage to both buildings is still unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

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