When it comes to possible flooding, the city is doing what it can to minimize the damage.
More than 40 residents came out to the city’s emergency measures organization (EMO) flood preparedness public meeting Thursday night at the Lillooet Fire Station. The meeting was for people in target high-risk areas for possible flooding.
“From the city’s standpoint ditches and culverts and being cleaned, catch basins will be thawed out and that to minimize localized flooding and make sure water can go into the storm system and doesn’t pool or accumulate in low-lying areas,” said deputy fire chief and EMO co-ordinator Rod Montgomery.
“(We’re) making sure that our resources are ready to go when the time does come, if indeed it does happen, pumps are ready and stuff like that. We’ve identified areas that are of concern.”
He said the city will also make sandbags that will be available for the high-risk areas such as River Valley Park, Churchill Park, other Wakamow Valley residents and certain locations on the east and west sides of the city. He said weather permitting the city would start making sandbags on Monday or Tuesday.
For more information, see Friday's edition of the Times-Herald.