News from Kamloops

July 6, 2015

Westsyde Flooding Response Update

Kamloops, B.C. – The Local State of Emergency remains in effect from the flooding event that occurred in Kamloops on June 30, 2015. City crews and contractors continue to repair damages as a result of the flooding. Additional resources have been brought in to support their work. Storm inlets, outlets and piping as well as ditching, drainage courses and bank stabilization are being repaired to pre-storm conditions. These repairs could take up to two weeks to complete. The Province of BC continues to support the City in this emergency work.

On Friday, July 3rd, the Province held a Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) information meeting for impacted residents. Approximately 60 residents attended and there are reports the Province has already received some applications. The City thanks Emergency Support Services, Red Cross, Salvation Army and all volunteers who were in attendance at the meeting and throughout this flooding event offering support to affected residents.

Additionally, the City of Kamloops will be evaluating damages to City infrastructure to determine DFA funding that may be available for its repairs.

Traffic control on Westsyde Road remains in effect. Residents are asked to use caution and adhere to reduced speed limits in these areas. The City appreciates your patience and cooperation as crews undertake this emergency work.

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Media Contacts:

Tammy Robertson
EOC Information Officer
250-819-4665
trobertson@kamloops.ca