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2018 Latest Flood Information

Media Releases:

2018-05-25 Media Release No. 5 (Lumby Deactivates it's Emergency Operation Center and Rescinds Evacuation Alerts)

2018-05-17 Media Release No. 4 (Flood Risk Continues in Lumby)

2018-05-09 Media Release No. 3 (Lumby Activates its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Level 1)

2018-05-07 Media Release No. 2 (Provincial Resources Deployed to Lumby)

2018-04-27 Media Release No. 1 (Prepare for Spring Freshet)

Communication Bulletins:

Floodplain Mapping Update and Earthworks Assessment - Final Report (Completed by Kerr Wood Leidal, May 2018)

Village of Lumby (Updated Flood Inundation Map, Completed by Kerr Wood Leidal - May 2018)

18-05-04 Flood Communication Bulletin No. 1

Sandbagging Instruction

The Village of Lumby has provided two Sandbag Filling Stations to accommodate flood prevention efforts. 

These stations are available to residents of Lumby and RDNO Electoral Area D at the following locations:

  • Lumby Curling Club parking lot
  • Faulkner Avenue Salmon Trail Entrance

Everyone has a role to play in emergency preparedness.  Given last year’s widespread flooding there is a heightened awareness of potential flooding this year.  At present there is no imminent threat of flooding in Lumby.  Currently in some parts of the North Okanagan region isolated and localized flooding has been reported.  These incidents stem from groundwater seepage and low-level snowpack melt.  While the snowpack is around 150 per cent right now, it is not known whether this will lead to flooding.  How fast the snow melts based on temperature and rainfall are the influencing factors and unknown at this time.

Citizens living near creeks are encouraged to:

·         Inspect their properties and adjacent culverts/drainage.

·         If it is safe to do so, on private property only, take action to clear debris to ensure it will not impede water flow or redirect water to cause flooding on other properties.

·         Before doing any work in and around water courses or sensitive areas, check with FLNRORD (via FrontCounterBC), as special authorization or permits may be needed.

·         Have an emergency plan as well as the tools and equipment necessary to protect your private property from possible flood damage. 

·         Report any issues with public infrastructure to the Roads department at 250-547-2171.

·         For emergency response call 9-1-1.

With higher ground water levels from melting snow and rain, hillside property owners should also be aware of the potential for overland flooding and slides in the event of saturated soil conditions.  Information about the potential danger signs property owners should watch for and what you can do is available on the PreparedBC website.

All citizens should be cautious around area creeks as water can unexpectedly rise and flow faster.  People and pets should stay safely back from creek banks, which may be slippery or subject to erosion from the spring runoff.  For the latest information about the BC River Forecast Centre click here.

For more information about emergency preparedness and protecting your property from flooding and other emergencies click here.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:45pm

1775 Glencaird Street
PO Box 430
Lumby, BC V0E 2G0
250.547.2171

 

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