Berms are still being reinforced in Lumby to keep back flood waters. (Morning Star file photo)

Lumby keeps fighting floods

Crews are bolstering berms and prioritizing based on threat to life, property and infrastructure

  • May. 9, 2017 10:27 a.m.

Water levels are down again slightly but Lumby continues to be in a state of local emergency.

Crews are bolstering berms and prioritizing based on threat to life, property and infrastructure.

“The emergency operations centre is activated and open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,” said Tom Kadle, chief administrative officer.

Earth works priorities are as follows:

– berm works along the creek in the Faulkner Avenue/Bessette areas

– berm works along the creek in the industrial areas

– berm works along the Salmon Trail and commercial district

– berm works along the creek in the residential area by Heighway Crescent

– berm works along Saddle Mountain

“Water levels have receded although water levels are expected to increase again later this week as warm weather is forecasted that has the potential to melt existing snowpack, followed by rain,” said Kadla.

“People are reminded to keep away from the creek and the crews doing works around the creeks for their own safety.”

Sandbags are available in the parking lot across from the curling club at 2230 Shields Avenue .

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