Armstrong Concerned About Flooding

Flooding remains a threat to the City of Armstrong. The advanced evacuation alert advising property owners and citizens that live along Meighan Creek in the Willowdale Road, Patterson Avenue and lower Becker Street areas remains in place. These residences need to be prepared to evacuate on very short notice. 
The next 48 hours is critical for the community.  City crews continue to deploy mitigation strategies and monitor creek levels. Crews were successful at diverting water from the main creek flow which had a significant impact on preventing major flooding within the downtown core and residential areas that are in close proximity of Meighan Creek. Water levels remain stable at this time but it is anticipated with increasing day time temperatures we will see rises in creek flows later today and tonight. 
Access to the City via Hwy 97A off-ramp at Pleasant Valley Road has been reopened. 
Personal safety is a priority for our citizens and our first responders. We ask residents to monitor the City's website and local media stations as all updates will be posted to these locations. Alternatively they can call City Hall. 
Members of the public, observing or working near creeks are reminded that creek levels may rise quickly and should exercise caution at all times around the fast moving water and creek banks. Sand and bags are currently available for self-filling, at no cost, at the Public Works Yard located at 2950 Patterson Avenue and at the corner of Bridge Street and Okanagan Blvd.