More rain on the way – Ensure the safety of you and your property

Rain with thunderstorms is expected to begin Thursday (May 11) over the Southern Interior.  This weather situation combined with spring snow melt will lead to rising river levels and may increase the risk of flooding.

As a precautionary measure, a self-serve facility to pick-up sand and bags will be located behind Fire Hall No. 2 (285 Dawson Ave – access from Camrose Street) beginning from 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10.  Any residents who feel their property may be at risk of localized flooding are encouraged to take advantage of this service.

Tips for locating sandbags: sandbaggingBC.PDF [PDF - 408 KB]

Please note that quickly flowing water and the adjacent riverbanks are potentially unsafe. Do not approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts, and keep away from creek and river banks.

Homes located in the low lying areas with high ground water may start to see water seepage into their basements due to the higher than usual lake levels.  As a preventative measure, homeowners should inspect their basement or crawl space sump pumps to ensure they are operating correctly.

Contact:
Mark Parker
Communications Officer
250-490-2583
mark.parker@penticton.ca