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Public Notice - Beat the Heat - North Okanagan Heat Warnings

HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH OKANAGAN The North Okanagan is currently under a Heat Warning with a heat wave impacting many parts of British Columbia this week. Daytimes highs are projected to be between 35 to 40 degrees Celsius though to Sunday July 31 with a gradual cooling trend expected early next week. Current projections show a return to seasonal normal temperatures by Tuesday, August 2. Many local places offer a cool environment to help beat the heat including coffee shops and...

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Be prepared for risk of wildfires over the long weekend

The Province of BC and BC Wildfire Service are warning that sustained high temperatures throughout British Columbia this week are increasing the potential for wildfires. Residents, travelers and campers should: be prepared for the potential of wildfire, be prepared for heat, have an emergency plan, and stay informed as conditions change. The BC Wildfire Service is closely monitoring these changing conditions and making necessary preparations with strategic...

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Interior Health heat warning guidance

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings across Interior Health this week, with temperatures expected to soar as high as 40 degrees in a number of communities. With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat-related illness increases. The BC Centre of Disease Control provides a broad range of heat-related guidance on its website , including information on the different types of heat alerts, how to prepare for hot temperatures, symptoms of heat-related illnesses, those most...

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People encouraged to prepare for potential heat warnings

The Province of British Columbia is encouraging people to get prepared for upcoming high temperatures. British Columbians can expect higher temperatures as a high-pressure ridge is moving into B.C. and may result in heat warnings this weekend or early next week. Hot and dry weather for many parts of British Columbia is predicted by Environment and Climate Change Canada. While the current forecast suggests a dip in daytime high temperatures late this week, there is potential for the...

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Interior Health - Healthy Communities Newsletter

Interior Health Healthy Community Newsletter

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Press Release 3 - Emergency Operations Centre deactivated

At 5:00 pm on July 4, 2022, the Township of Spallumcheen activated a level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) due to localized flooding that was occurring within the Township. Flooding conditions greatly improved overnight into July 5 and conditions have remained stable in the area. The Township deactivated the EOC at 14:15 pm on July 8, 2022. Crews will continue to monitor creeks and culverts throughout the Township on a regular basis. Should residents need it; a sandbagging station is...

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Press Release 2 - Localized Flooding - Eagle Rock Conditions Improving

At 5:00 pm on July 4, 2022, the Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) due to localized flooding occurring within the Township. Flooding was reported at the North end of Eagle Rock Road. Crews later confirmed the flooding was occurring on the South end of Eagle Rock on the evening of July 4, 2022. Crews have monitored the situation and conditions have improved substantially overnight. Crews will continue to monitor the area. A sandbagging station is...

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EOC LEVEL 1 ACTIVATED - LOCALIZED FLOODING

At 5:00 pm on July 4, 2022, the Township of Spallumcheen has activated a level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) due to localized flooding occurring within the Township. Currently the area of flooding is affecting Eagle Rock Road at the north end. A sandbagging station is currently set up at the Township Public Works shop, 1511 Eagle Rock Rd. You will need to bring a shovel.     Full Press Release Available here  

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Press Release 6 - Emergency Operations Centre Deactivated

At 11:45 am on June 15, 2022, the Township of Spallumcheen activated a level 1 Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) due to localized flooding occurring within the Township. The Township continued to monitor the conditions over the past week with the rain and warm weather in the forecast. As of June 30, 2022, all creeks and culverts are flowing normally and the Township of Spallumcheen is deactivating the level 1 Emergency Operations Centre on June 30 at 1:00 pm. Public Works crews will continue...

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High Streamflow Advisory – Okanagan

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for: Okanagan including Mission Creek and tributaries east of Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and surrounding areas Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Central Okanagan (including Kelowna), North Okanagan (Including Vernon) and South Okanagan (including Penticton) today. Flow conditions in Okanagan creeks remain relatively high due to the combination of delayed...

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