EOC to close as floods wane

With the risk of flooding reducing daily and many people back in their homes, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre has announced they are scaling back operations.

The last day the EOC will be open to the public is Friday, June 15, when it will close at 4:30 p.m.

At the height of this year's flooding season, the centre was staffed by up to 35 people. Now, just five remain. 

Though the centre will be closed to the public, it will continue to provide support with demobilization efforts.

They remind the public rain in June can still increase the threat of flooding, so property owners should keep sandbags in place until the threat is over as a precaution. 

Those who deem the risk is low enough, can drop off sandbags at their local landfills. 

In Summerland, due to construction at the landfill, bags can be dropped in disposal bins along Eneas Creek. These bins will be relocated to the lakeshore but not until June 18, as Summerland wants residents along the lake to keep their bags in place for another week. 

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