Update on the flood conditions for the Regional District of the North Okanagan
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 5:21 AM
The Evacuation Alert: that was issued for Low-lying Properties along Parts of Shuswap River; Issued June 19, 2012 remains in effect.
Recent rain and snowmelt continues to contribute to a steady rise in water levels in North Okanagan lakes and streams. As such, an Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Regional District of North Okanagan for:
All low-lying properties subject to potential flooding along the Shuswap River flowing south and west from Sugar Lake to Mabel Lake; and All low-lying properties along the Shuswap River flowing west and north from Mabel Lake to Mara Lake.
Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation however; you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions. Continue to monitor the Regional District of North Okanagan (www.rdno) website for more information and updates.
Enderby Issues Flooding Advisory
The City of Enderby is issuing an advisory to all residents. Heavy rains are expected this weekend which could potentially lead to another rise in the Shuswap River and the water table.
Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for all measures required for flood protection of private property.
Due to the significant rainfall and the height of the water table, many of the low-lying storm drains are near capacity. As a result, this could impact areas of the city not normally at a risk for flooding.
Sand and sandbags are available within the City of Enderby at the Public Works Yard (4308 McGowan Street)
In Grindrod, at the corner of Crandlemire Road and Foxwood Road. Property owners are responsible for filling their own sandbags.
The City of Enderby reminds water customers east of the Enderby Bridge to Rosoman Road that a Boil Water Notice came into effect on June 20. Until further notice, all customers within the affected area should boil water for at least 2 minutes prior to cooling and consumption. This notice does NOT apply to water customers WEST of the Enderby Bridge.
Elected officials and emergency personnel are asking the residents living along the Shuswap River to continue to watch the water levels closely. With rain expected this weekend water levels could rise in the rivers system starting on Sunday through to the early part of next week. Residents along the river are asking boaters to respect the high water and the sandbagging taking place. Your boats wake could cause damage to property and damage preventive work that has been done along the river to protect homes and out buildings.
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