Vernon residents living near creeks, streams and low lying areas should undertake measures to protect their property and reduce the risk of flooding, if they have not already done so.
Heavy rainfall will increase flows and levels of water bodies throughout the region, making flooding more likely.
Affected property owners adjacent to 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:
– Vernon City Yards – outside main gate on Pleasant Valley Road
– Corner of Okanagan Ave. and Okanagan Landing Rd
– Vernon Fire Hall, 3401 30th Street
Blocked culverts and water debris that causes an emergent threat of flooding should be reported to public works department.
The City also reminds residents to exercise caution, particularly with children, when in the vicinity of fast moving creeks, streams and water.
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