The City of Vernon is urging residents to prepare for high water. (photo submitted)

Vernon prepares for flooding

Current long-range weather forecasts indicate rainfall in the region and the potential for high-flow conditions is likely

  • May. 10, 2017 12:00 p.m.

The City of Vernon is preparing for possible flooding on the weekend and emergency operations centre staff are on standby.

Current long-range weather forecasts indicate rainfall in the region and the potential for high-flow conditions is likely.

“The city will continue to monitor water levels of creeks and streams as well as the condition of culverts within Vernon,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications officer.

“Residents in low-lying areas should prepare for overflow of our creeks and streams and take measures to protect their property.”

Stockpiles of sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:

City operations outside main gate on Pleasant Valley Road

Corner of Okanagan Avenue and Okanagan Landing Road

Residents can report blocked culverts at www.vernon.ca/report-issue, by e-mailing operations@vernon.ca or by calling 250-549-6757.

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