Sand, sandbags now obtainable for North Westside residents, says regional district – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

Sand, sandbags now available for North Westside residents, says regional district - Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

2022-03-10 06:12:26

Spring could also be two weeks away, however some Central Okanagan residents can proactively get a leap on getting ready their properties for doable flooding.

This week, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan mentioned self-serve sand and sandbag stations can be found at two North Westside hearth stations: the Killiney Seashore station, 514 Udell Highway, and the Westside Highway station, 7355 North Westside Highway North.

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The regional district says residents are liable for filling their very own sandbags, with provides being replenished as wanted.

“Because of the severity of final summer time’s White Rock Lake wildfire, hazardous situations assessments point out some Estamont and Killiney Seashore properties could also be at larger danger for potential localized overland flooding and landslides within the occasion of heavy rains and snowmelt,” mentioned the regional district.

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The assessments and maps may be considered on the regional district’s web site.

The RDCO says property homeowners within the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West electoral areas are inspired to verify ditches and driveway entry culverts to make sure correct runoff.

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The regional district says anybody with issues ought to contact AIM Roads at 1-866-222-4204.

Self-serve sand and sandbag stations for Ellison, Joe Wealthy and Wilson’s Touchdown will likely be introduced at a later date.


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