Enderby activates Emergency Centre

By 1075 Beach Radio News/ Pete McIntyre
May 15, 2018 - 1:32pm

ENDERBY — The City of Enderby has activated its Emergency Operations Centre due to potential flooding on the Shuswap River.

City Chief Administrative Officer Tate Bengtson says the measure is being taken in anticipation of flooding.

“An Emergency Operations Centre provides direction, control, coordination, and resource support in the event of an existing or anticipated emergency,” says Bengtson.

Property owners can access sand and bags at the Public Works Yard at 2308 McGowan Street in Enderby.

Residents should take extra caution around creeks and streams due to the increased potential for bank instability and swift currents.

The City is encouraging residents to monitor the City of Enderby Emergency Dashboard at www.cityofenderby.com/emergency for updates.

“The city’s emergency dashboard states the current Emergency Operations Centre status, summarizes any alerts, orders, or declarations, provides situation reports, and streams a Twitter feed containing emergency updates. It also provides helpful links to resources about preparing your household, creating an emergency kit, and preparing your pets,” says Bengtson.

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