News from Kamloops

June 21, 2012

EOC Update

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops EOC remains a fully operational at a Level One Activation. The Emergency Operations team is meeting regularly with participation from external agencies. Following this morning's meeting, the following actions are being undertaken.

Due to high water seepage in the Oak Hills Trailer Park, crews have brought in additional pumping equipment to supplement the existing dewatering system to minimize water pooling in the area. Residents are advised that the pumping process may be disruptive and take several days.

The City of Kamloops is temporarily sealing off sanitary sewer manholes, drainage manholes and drainage catch basins. These will appear as gravel mounds four to five feet in height and will be marked in park areas with orange flagging and barricaded with flashing lights on roadways. There will be over 100 gravel mounds covering manholes and catch basins on low-lying roads on the North and South Shores. The public is advised to use caution when driving or walking by these mounds, and that they are not to be disturbed.

Sandbagging will occur over the next few days along Schubert Drive near the Halston Bridge as precautionary measure.

A 24 hour public information hotline is available at 250-828-3461.

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Media Contact:
Tammy Robertson, Business and Client Services Manager
City of Kamloops
250-828-3572
trobertson@kamloops.ca