Sand and sandbag locations in the Central Okanagan News Release #40

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:34am

Kelowna, B.C – Residents preparing for possible flooding in the Central Okanagan can find sand and sandbags at the following locations:

In Kelowna:

Empty Sandbags

  • City of Kelowna Fire Station #1 at 2255 Enterprise Way

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
  • Radant Road (two sites) – Mission area

Pre-filled Sandbags, Sand and Sand Bags

  • End of Bluebird Road – Mission area
  • Truswell Road – Mission area
  • Cook Road Boat Launch outside the Hotel Eldorado - Mission
  • Rowcliffe Avenue at Richter Street – Downtown/Sutherland
  • Burtch Road – Apple Bowl Parking Lot

West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation residents:

Sand and Sandbags

  • 1341 Green Bay Road
  • 2606 Casa Loma
  • Pritchard Park at 1587 Pritchard Drive
  • 4081 Hitchner Road
  • Pebbles Beach Park at 2589 Whitworth Road

Lake Country:

Sand and Sandbags

  • Swalwell Park at 9950 Bottom Wood Lake Road
  • Deldor Rd at Mayrus Rd
  • Beasley Park on Woodsdale Road

Sand

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

Peachland:

Sandbags

  • Peachland Fire Department at 4401 3rd Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outside of these times and on Weekends, please call fire dispatch at 250-469-8801 to arrange a pick up time.

Sand

  • At the end of Chidley Road

RDCO Electoral area residents:

Sand and Sandbags

  • Ellison Fire Department – 4411 Old Vernon 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)
  • Joe Rich Fire Rescue Main hall 11481 Highway 33
  • Goudie hall 6550 Goudie Road

Pease check cordemergency.ca for updates on sand locations throughout the day.

Sand is being constantly replenished. Check www.cordemergency.ca/map for updated information. Residents who notice sand running out at a location can contact the Information Office at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).

Before doing any excavating, trenching or clearing on your property to protect it from a flood or clean up after, always call BC One Call at 1-800-474-6886 (or go to bconecall.ca) to get natural gas line location details. When you call, indicate it’s an emergency situation and you will be provided with further instruction.

Emergency Support Services has been receiving many enquiries from generous residents offering accommodation for those displaced by flooding. Unfortunately, it’s not able to handle these offers. A notice board is available on the wall outside the entrance door to the reception centre for anyone who would like to display their lodging information including first name, phone number, details of accommodation available and if pets are welcome. The Reception Centre is located in the Salvation Army Church at 1480 Sutherland Avenue (corner of Burtch Road and Sutherland Avenue) and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice.

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit www.cordemergency.ca. Information will also be provided via the https://twitter.com/CO_Emerg and https://www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency/ or by phone at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).