Water rushing down Sportsmens Bowl Road near the junction with Highway 97 spills over stacks of sandbags during the recent flooding. Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Regional district says keep sandbags in place

South Okanagan-Similkameen residents reminded to keep sandbags in place

As the risk of flooding has reduced throughout the region, and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen scales back emergency operations, residents are reminded to keep sandbags in place.

The emergency operations centre recommends property owners keep sandbags in place until the threat of flooding has passed. The RDOS said rain events throughout June can still increase the threat of flooding so property owners are asked to keep sandbags on their property as a precaution.

Related: Flooding costs continue to rise

If property owners deem the risk is low enough, they can drop off sandbags at your local landfill (with the exception of Summerland due to an ongoing construction project). The District of Summerland has put bins in various locations along Aeneas Creek. These bins will be moved to lakeshore areas effective June 18, as the District of Summerland is encouraging residents to keep flood mitigation measures in place along the lake for another week.

The emergency operations centre will close to the public effective Friday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m. For after-hours emergencies, residents are directed to call the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.

Sandbag Drop off Locations:

Osoyoos – Rural Osoyoos – Electoral Area “A”:

5914 Main Street – Opposite Osoyoos Dairy Queen

91st Street at Highway 97 – Graveyard Hill

Oliver – Rural Oliver – Electoral Area “C”:

369 Similkameen Ave – Oliver Fire Department

5971 Sawmill Road – Oliver Public Works

Willowbrook – Carr Cres. & Johnson Cres.

Willowbrook Fire Hall

Twin Lakes – Electoral Area “D”:

192 Twin Lakes Road

451 Eastview Road – Twin Lakes

Summerland:

Various locations along Aeneas Creek and Lakeshore

Faulder – Electoral Area “F”:

Community mail boxes

Keremeos – Rural Keremeos – Electoral Area “G”:

1st Avenue at Highway 3 – Keremeos Irrigation Pump Station

1st and Main Street – Olalla

5th and Main – Olalla

Naramata – Electoral Area “E”:

Naramata Fire Hall

Princeton – Rural Princeton – Electoral Area “H”:

2254 Princeton-Summerland Road – Erris Fire Department

Princeton Exhibition Grounds

Tulameen Fire Hall


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