The City of Armstrong says snowpack ratings of 152% of normal are nearing an all time high for the North Okanagan.
Emergency program coordinator Warren Smith says the snow pack is expected to continue to increase for another 4 weeks at higher elevations.
“Property owners are responsible for any mitigation measures required for flood protection on private property,” says Smith. “Flooding may occur when water levels in lakes, creeks, or rivers rise as a result of heavy snow melt, run-off or rain. Events such as ground saturation due to snow melt and overland water can also create flooding hazards. These events can occur with little advanced warning so this is why we are taking the steps to notify the community.”
Sand and sand bags are available at the public works yard on Patterson Avenue and at the corner of Bridge Street and Okanagan Blvd.
For more information and to follow updates on localized flooding events please go to the City of Armstrong’s website at www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca