EOC Update: RDOS activating sandbag centres

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12:00 pm                                                                                          

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has activated sandbag centres across the region. If you require sand and sandbags, please visit a sandbag centre in your community. Please visit the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre website emergency.rdos.bc.ca to view current sandbag locations. If you require sand and sandbags within your community, please call the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 250-490-4225 (during office hours) or email eoc@rdos.bc.ca.

Current sandbag locations:

Electoral Area “B”

  • Kobau Park - Cawston

Electoral Area “D”

  • Keogan Park – Okanagan Falls
  • Willow Street – Okanagan Falls

Keremeos Irrigation Pump Station

  • 1st Street and Highway 3A

Electoral Area “G

  • Corner of 1st Street and Main Street - Olalla

Electoral Area “H”

  • Tulameen Fire Hall
  • Coalmont Fire Hall
  • Hayes Creek Fire Hall
  • Erris Fire Hall

To learn more about building a sandbag wall, please visit the RDOS YouTube channel:
RDOS EOC | Sandbagging Information | Sandbag Wall

Residents and visitors are reminded to stay clear of high flow rivers and creeks. High flows, including potential flooding is possible. If you see flooding, contact the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre at 1-800-663-3456, or in case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

For further information, please call the EOC at 250-490-4225.

Issued by EOC Director

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