State of local emergency declared for Lake Country

Dylan McCullough | May 15, 2018 in North Okanagan

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A state of local emergency has been declared city wide for Lake Country as a precautionary measure.

The declaration has been made in response to potential high lake levels, stream flows on local creeks and high ground water levels.

Photo Credit: KelownaNow.

“The state of emergency is a proactive approach that provides crews access to specific private properties in order to protect public infrastructure,” says the Central Okanagan’s Emergency Operations Centre.

Property owners near lakefronts, creeks and streams, especially those who may have experienced flooding in the past, are being asked to proactively prepare.

Citizens living near lakes, creeks and streams are encouraged to:

Flood prevention and mitigation efforts are underway throughout the region as officials continue to monitor lake levels, roads, culverts, weather, creeks and streams. 

A self-serve sandbag filling station has been set up in Lake Country in the southwest parking lot at Beasley Park at 3450 Woodsdale Road.

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Local states of emergency are also currently in place for Kelowna, Peachland and West Kelowna.

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