State of Local Emergency declared in Heffley Creek with further erosion

By Chad Klassen
May 12, 2017 - 5:39pm

KAMLOOPS —  With stream bank erosion, the City of Kamloops has declared a state of local emergency in the Heffley Creek, where one home on Lister Road is threatened. 

The state of emergency comes in light of recent rain events in the region, and the city is trying to prevent any further erosion of the bank to alleviate the risk to the home.

The city's Emergency Operations Centre has 24-hour staff coverage throughout the weekend to respond to flooding or rain damage. The City asks residents impacted by high water levels to continue their efforts to protect their properties. Residents are also asked to stay well back from rivers, creeks and other waterways and keep animals and livestock a safe distance away.

The full declaration and map of affected properties can be found online at www.kamloops.ca/flood.

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