Flood warning issued because of heavy rainfall in North Okanagan

North Okanagan Emergency Management says residents living near creeks, streams and lakes are responsible for having a plan

A rainfall warning is in effect for the North Okanagan and officials warn that could lead to flooding in low-lying areas.

North Okanagan Emergency Management says residents living near 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 sand bags located at Public Works yards 2950 Patterson Ave. For after hours, call 250.546.3023

Coldstream – sand and sand bags located at Kalamalka Rd, across from Postill Drive, and School Road across from Jeffers Park For after hours, call 250.545.5304

Enderby – sand and sand bags located at the public works yard at 2309 McGowan St. For after hours, call 250.838.7230

Lumby – sand and sand bags located in gravel parking lot 2230 Shields Ave. across from the Lumby Curling Club. For after hours, call 250.547.2160

RDNO – Call 250.550.3700 24/7

Spallumcheen – Sand and sand bags located outside gate of the public works yard located at 1511 Eagle Rock Rd. For after hours, call 250.546.3013

Vernon – Sand and sandbags are located at the city yards, outside of the main gate on Pleasant Valley Road, and at the corner of Okanagan Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road. For after hours, call 250.542.5361

Sand bags in Vernon are available are also available at the city yards on 48th Avenue during work hours and at the downtown fire halll after hours.

“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,” states North Okanagan Emergency Management.

“In the Regional District of the North Okanagan electoral areas, contact the Ministry of Transportation at 1-604-660-9770.”

Environment Canada is forecasting between 40 to 60 millimeters of rain to fall over the next 48 hours.