Flooding and Sandbag Information

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The heavy rain from overnight thunderstorms, combined with snow melt from warmer temperatures has seen the flow and level of several water courses rise.  

Sandbags are available for residents concerned about protecting their property from flooding.  Property owners are responsible for taking steps and having the necessary equipment to protect their properties from flooding.

Area Location Sandbags Sand
City of Salmon Arm                          City Public Works Yard                       100 - 30th Street SE,
Salmon Arm V1E 4N2
Swansea Point Swansea Point Fire Hall 632 Davidson Drive,
Swansea Point V0E 2K2
Sicamous District Public Works Yard

1450 Solsqua Sicamous Road
Sicamous V0E 2V4

Silver Creek  Silver Creek Fire Hall 1577 Salmon River Road,
Salmon Arm V1E 3H5
Falkland Falkland Fire Hall New Fire Hall - 2915 Gyp Road, Falkland, V0E 1W0 Old Fire Hall - 2915 Gyp Road, Falkland, V0E 1W0
South Shuswap Shuswap Fire Hall #1 1164 Passchendale Road,
Sorrento V0E 2W0
North Shuswap North Shuswap Community Hall 2199 Squilax Anglemont Road, Lee Creek, V0E 1M4 5456 Squilax Anglemont Road, Celista, V0E 1M6

To report a flooding incident involving immediate danger to life, please call 911.  If an incident could potentially be a risk to public safety, please call the Shuswap Emergency Program Line at 250.832.2424.  Report all other flooding incidents to the Provincial Emergency Reporting Line at 1.800.663.3456.  

Further flooding information and sandbagging tips can be found on the Shuswap Emergency Program web page or on the PreparedBC website.