The City of Vernon has received a fresh supply of pre-filled sandbag for City residents at risk of overland flooding.
The bags are available at the City Operations site by the back gate located off Pleasant Valley Road.
There is no charge for the sandbags which will be available while supplies last.
“The City would like to thank the BC Wildfire Branch crew members for their assistance with this program,” states a news release.
Tips on effective sandbagging are located here: https://www.vernon.ca/activities-events/news-events/news-archive/tips-safety-near-floodwaters-and-effective-sandbagging
The City also reminds residents to exercise caution, particularly with children and pets, when in the vicinity of fast moving creeks, streams and water.
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