Prepare emergency kits

Be prepared for predicted flooding

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Residents in the Central Okanagan can get prepared for possible emergency evacuation by creating a 72-hour emergency kit. Residents are also being asked to limit the amount of water drained into sewer systems.

Your grab and go kit should include:

Food (ready to eat) and water

Flashlight and batteries

AM/FM radio

Medications

Seasonal clothing

Blanket

Cell phone charger

Pen and notepad

Personal toiletries

Small First-Aid kit

Extra pair of glasses or contacts

Cash in small bills

Local map with your family meeting place identified

Whistle

Residents with pets should also consider including supplies for their pets.

All Central Okanagan residents are being asked to limit the amount of water going down drains to limit the strain on wastewater systems.

Residents can prepare for possible flooding of their properties by sandbagging areas of concern. Residents preparing for possible flooding in the Central Okanagan can find sand and sandbags at the following locations:

Kelowna:

Empty Sandbags

City of Kelowna Fire Station #1 at 2255 Enterprise Way

Pre-filled Sandbags, Sand and Sand Bags

End of Bluebird Road at Mission Creek

Truswell Road at vacant lot

Radant Road

Cook Road Boat Launch outside the Hotel Eldorado – Mission

Rowcliffe Avenue at Richter Street – Downtown/Sutherland

Burtch Road – Apple Bowl Parking Lot

North end of Radant Road

Middle of Radant Road

Sand & Sandbags:

Burne Avenue, west of Ethel Street at Mill Creek

221 Adams Road – North Reeds Corner area (Industrial Park)

1870 Maple Street – Downtown area

1118 Brookside Road – Capri area

Sand only:

415 Commonwealth Road (Hollywood Park Resort)

Lindahl Street

386 Totem Road

West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation residents:

Sand & Sandbags

1341 Green Bay Road

2606 Casa Loma

Pritchard Park at 1587 Pritchard Drive

4081 Hitchner Road

Pebbles Beach Park at 2589 Whitworth Road

Cougar Road and Elk Road (across from WFN Works Yard)

515 Hwy 97 South – across from Sneena Road) WFN Government Office

Lake Country:

Sand & Sandbags

Swalwell Park at 9950 Bottom Wood Lake Road

End of Deldor Road

2450 Woodsdale Road – Beasley Park

Oyama Firehall

Empty Sandbags

Okanagan Centre Fire Hall (10591 Okanagan Centre Rd. East)

Peachland:

Sandbags

Peachland Fire Department at 4401 3rd Street

Sand

At the end of Chidley Road

RDCO Electoral area residents:

Sand & Sandbags

Ellison Fire Department – 4411 Old Vernon Road

Joe Rich Fire Rescue

Main Hall – 11841 Highway 33

Goudie Hall – 6550 Goudie Road

North Westside Fire Rescue – Short’s Creek Firehall, Westside Road (call 250-545-1195 to arrange pick up. (Fintry, Valley of the Sun, Killiney, West Shore)

Wilson’s Landing Fire Department – 2396 Westside Road North (Trader’s Cove)

Pease check here for updates on sand locations throughout the day.