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https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#196709

The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. to provide information about "imminent flooding expected to start Thursday evening."

Representatives will discuss advance planning and expected water conditions.


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Hopefully all those residents who placed sandbags around there property, did not remove them. Since they may come into use again.
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And STILL, not ONE City Counselor or our "bobble-head" Mayor have ANYTHING to say about the MANY Kelowna property owners and taxpayers who are being flooded out.........with more water to come tomorrow.

What an absolute disgrace these elected "deadbeats" are in Kelowna.
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lesliepaul wrote:And STILL, not ONE City Counselor or our "bobble-head" Mayor have ANYTHING to say about the MANY Kelowna property owners and taxpayers who are being flooded out.........with more water to come tomorrow.

What an absolute disgrace these elected "deadbeats" are in Kelowna.


Mayor say something. Reaction: OMG he's using the tragedy for media attention, bring out the pitchforks!!!
Mayor doesn't say anything. Reaction: OMG he has nothing to say, this is a disgrace!!!

PS: He did say something. Feel better now?

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what is being done for these people when they get evacuated? when its fire season everything is organized and they are lodged in hotels. it seems like during the flooding they are just telling people to find a place to go for 72 hours and bring enough food.
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voice of reason wrote:what is being done for these people when they get evacuated? when its fire season everything is organized and they are lodged in hotels. it seems like during the flooding they are just telling people to find a place to go for 72 hours and bring enough food.


People would/should have insurance for "living out expenses". I do feel really bad for the affected people but who are you suggesting pay for the hotels, taxpayers?
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voice of reason wrote:what is being done for these people when they get evacuated? when its fire season everything is organized and they are lodged in hotels. it seems like during the flooding they are just telling people to find a place to go for 72 hours and bring enough food.


We are the helpers and organizers. All hands on deck this weekend. My family is fully prepared to spend our time, resources and energy helping our affected family and fellow neighbours however we can. I hope many more are preparing to do what they can too. The city will help too but this is going to require a massive effort to help everyone out.
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I don't think it's going to be that bad this time. It's more hype that substance. Yes, we will get some rain and yes, creeks will rise, but it's not going to be as bad as the last one.
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Glacier wrote:I don't think it's going to be that bad this time. It's more hype that substance. Yes, we will get some rain and yes, creeks will rise, but it's not going to be as bad as the last one.


I hope you are right but am preparing for you being wrong. Last weekend was bad enough.
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Glacier wrote:

I don't think it's going to be that bad this time. It's more hype that substance. Yes, we will get some rain and yes, creeks will rise, but it's not going to be as bad as the last one.


You prepared to wager a vital organ on that prediction? :biggrin:

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Glacier wrote:I don't think it's going to be that bad this time. It's more hype that substance. Yes, we will get some rain and yes, creeks will rise, but it's not going to be as bad as the last one.


I'm not sure exactly how you came to that conclusion.
The waters from last weekend have barely receded in most places, if at all.
ALL lakes are at capacity - which they were not last weekend.
With the lakes at capacity, there is now nowhere for the flow from the creeks to go...except for over their banks.
The ground is oversaturated from the coolest, wettest spring we've seen for a very long time. Any additional rain will not be soaking in, it will be running off or pooling on top.
They are calling for as much rain and perhaps even more, than last weekend.
Temperatures have risen significantly in the past week - meaning a lot more water entering the system from snow pack melt than there was last weekend.

It's not hype for crying out loud.
The conditions right now are such that any significant rainfall at all is going to tax the entire watershed beyond it's limit.
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JLives wrote:
voice of reason wrote:what is being done for these people when they get evacuated? when its fire season everything is organized and they are lodged in hotels. it seems like during the flooding they are just telling people to find a place to go for 72 hours and bring enough food.


We are the helpers and organizers. All hands on deck this weekend. My family is fully prepared to spend our time, resources and energy helping our affected family and fellow neighbours however we can. I hope many more are preparing to do what they can too. The city will help too but this is going to require a massive effort to help everyone out.



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Glacier wrote:I don't think it's going to be that bad this time. It's more hype that substance. Yes, we will get some rain and yes, creeks will rise, but it's not going to be as bad as the last one.

It's because the creeks will rise that's going to make it bad. The water has risen so much in the past week and will be rising some more. I've never seen so much water saturating the ground in some areas for years and years. We will be doing more sandbagging and keeping our fingers crossed for those that already have major troubles and have lost so much.
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