Localized Flooding Alert Issued

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June 14, 2022

The Village of Lumby has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to Level 1 for the purposes of preparation, response, and public communications related to localized flooding.

Attached is a Media Release.

The EOC is monitoring flood conditions and encourages residents who may live in flood-prone areas to take measures to protect their property.

A Localized Flooding Alert is issued for the following areas:

  • Quesnel Road – 2176 to 2264
  • Glencaird Street – Saddle Mountain Place
  • Maple Street – 1620 to 1801 (Shields Ave. to Quesnel Road)
  • Shuswap Ave – 1351 to 1580 to (properties south of Fire Hall)

The Lumby Campground is closed as well as certain areas of the Salmon Trail.

Sand and sand bags are available at the parking lot across from the Curling Rink.

For more information please contact us.

The recent rain has caused the water levels in our creeks to rise. Be prepared and know your hazards.

June 13, 2022

On June 13, 2022 the River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for:

  • Okanagan including Mission Creek and tributaries east of Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and surrounding areas
  • Boundary including West Kettle River, Kettle River, Granby River and surrounding tributaries
  • Similkameen River including the Tulameen River and surrounding tributaries

A low-pressure system is migrating across the Canadian prairies, leading to wrap around moisture back into British Columbia. This is expected to bring a period of wet weather to the region on Monday into Tuesday. While the heaviest rain is expected further east into the Kootenays, moderate rainfall is anticipated through the South Interior. Rainfall amounts in the 20 to 40 mm range are expected Monday through to Tuesday, with higher amount possible over higher terrain and in localized areas.

River levels are expected to experience rising river levels on Monday and Tuesday in response to rainfall and on-going snowmelt in higher elevation terrain.

The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period. Be prepared and know your hazards.

The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the conditions and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

BC River Forecast Centre

Ministry of Forests

A High Streamflow Advisory means that 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 may exceed bankfull.  Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result. 

Be prepared and know your hazards.

Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of the property owner.

For information from the Province about being prepared for emergency click here.

To view information about the Village’s Emergency Services click here.