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Now is the time to prepare for potential flooding

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KELOWNA – With the snow pack in the Okanagan above average, people who have had previous flooding problems should be reviewing their preparedness plans.

That’s the advice of the Central Okanagan Emergency Program which reminds property owners to have a plan and the necessary tools and equipment to deal with possible flood conditions.

Recent warm temperatures are slowly filling creeks with mid-elevation snow melt.

Information and pamphlets on flood preparedness is available from the Regional District of Central Okanagan office on KLO Road in Kelowna and the main fire hall on Enterprise Way as well as on the Be Prepared page of the Regional District Emergency Program website.

As the snow melt advances, sandbags are available to the public at central Okanagan fire halls but people have to provide their own sand.

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