Help is being brought in from the Deep South to help with efforts in the flood fight in the Central Okanagan.
Portable dams made in Louisiana are being sourced by the provincial government.
The Interior region got a bit of an overnight break from heavy rain but residents are still on high alert.
“We’re not letting our guard down, it’s a fluid situation.”
This from Emergency Centre Public Information Officer Jason Luciw who says with more rain in the forecast and the risk of snow packs melting, the region is bringing in all the help it can get.
“Five miles worth of portable damning systems are coming in tomorrow. Those portable infrastructure pieces can be maneuvered and moved around to key infrastructure locations as needed, if lake levels start to come up… [It’s] rubberized material of different sizes that you can fill with water to create these dams, so when you fill them with water, the material creates this damming system and there’s various sizes from 6 inches to 36 inches,” he says.
“It’s like filling a tire with air. You’re going to create dams by filling them with water. We are going to watch creek levels, as the water levels rise we can quickly deploy these portable damns in key infrastructure areas.”
Luciw says no word yet on how much it’s going to cost to bring the portable dams in.