The City of Vernon has just received resources to supply pre-filled sandbags to City of Vernon residents that are at risk of overland flooding. Pre-filled sandbags are available at City Operations 1900 - 48th Avenue back gate located off Pleasant Valley Road.
Sandbags are free of charge to City of Vernon residents and will be available while supplies last. The City would like to thank the BC Wildfire Branch crew members for their assistance with this program.
Tips on effective sandbagging are located here: https://www.vernon.ca/activities-events/news-events/news-archive/tips-safety-near-floodwaters-and-effective-sandbagging
The City also reminds residents to exercise caution, particularly with children and pets, when in the vicinity of fast moving creeks, streams and water.
You can also:
•Sign up to receive emergency alerts from the City at www.vernon.ca/subscribe. Enter your email address and check the boxes to indicate the updates you want to receive. You can change or cancel your choices at any time.
•Information about flood preparation and FAQs are located here:https://www.vernon.ca/floods-emergency-management
•You can read all about the City of Vernon’s Emergency Management program here: https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/fire-safety/emergency-management
•In the event of flooding, updates will be provided through the local news outlets and on the City’s social media pages: https://www.facebook.com/cityofvernon and https://www.twitter.com/cityofvernon