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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Emergency Operations Centre activated in case of flood emergency

 high water at Wiseman creek culvert.

Sand and sandbags are now available to local residents in Salmon Arm, in addition to two previously opened locations at the Silver Creek and Falkland Fire Halls.

Bags are available for pick up outside the Salmon Arm Public Works Yard, located at 100- 30th Street SE. The sand is available further along 30th Street in a lot adjacent to the Little Mountain Sports fields at 420-30th Street SE.

Rainstorms are continued to be in the forecast for Friday night and the weekend, however, meteorologists are now predicting the amount of precipitation to be reduced from previous forecasts.

As rainfall amounts can be difficult to predict, especially in localized areas, the Shuswap Emergency Program will keep an Emergency Operations Centre activated to a level one (or lowest) level over the weekend. This is in case of any emerging flooding concerns.

The Salmon River area remains on Flood Watch, and a High Streamflow Advisory was issued on May 5, for the Shuswap region, including Salmon Arm, Sicamous and surrounding areas.

A High Streamflow Advisory means river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

Information on sandbags is available on the CSRD website,

Information on flooding and evacuation preparedness is available from Prepared BC.

With water levels rising, it is important to stay safe near fast-running water or flooded areas. Please remember to stay well back from creek banks and use common sense around high water. Ensure children and pets are always supervised.

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