Sandbagging Continues In North Okanagan
More rain in forecast is not good news
The waters in the Duteau Creek system are continuing to rise. Sandbagging started along the creek in several locations yesterday with the assistance of ten Forestry Fire Fighters. They filled between 500 to 600 sand bags in the Lumby area, and set out several pallets of bags so local residents could fill for themselves. Four or five truck-loads of sand were also brought in and distributed around the Village so residents of Lumby could have easy access to it so they can protect their properties.
Right now there are 18 Forestry Fire fighters assisting in the Lumby area, monitoring the water flows and assisting where they can. The North Okanagan Emergency Management would like to thank the personal from the Wild Fire Management Branch and the Kamloops Fire Center for their ongoing support during this event.
The real concern right now is in the Duteau system. If a large amount of debris comes down the creek, this could cause problems with culverts and the sandbagging operations along the creek. Currently an excavator is working along the creek removing problem debris as well. The Village of Lumby would like to assure everyone that they are monitoring the water situation on an hourly basis and if anything changes they will notify the residents of the area immediately.
East Vernon Road and Tillicum Road in the BX are closed until further notice for repair from flood damage.
More rain in the forecast is not good news for those living near creeks in the North Okanagan. Environment Canada calling for 10mm overnight Tuesday.