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Emergency Preparedness 

Flood Preparation Information | Osoyoos Lake Levels | RDOS Emergency Operations Center

December 20, 2017 - What is ESS? - This video was created following the 2017 flood/wildfire season.
July 12, 2017 - Town of Osoyoos - Do you NEED your SANDBAGS Picked Up? (Closed)
July 7, 2017 -   RDOS Information Release - RFP Sand and Sand Bag Removal and Disposal 
June 23, 2017 - RDOS Information Release - Keep Flood Protection In Place/Starting the Recovery Process
June 12, 2017 -RDOS Information Release - Sandbags To Stay In Place Until Further Notice
June 5, 2017 -  RDOS Information Release - Local Lake Levels Expected to Keep Rising 
June 1, 2017 -  Desert Sunrise Marina and Municipal Boat Launches are Temporarily Closed 
May 28, 2017 - Boaters and Tubers Use Caution on Local Lakes and Rivers
May 23, 2017 - Bulletin 2 Town of Osoyoos Information on Flood Preparedness
May 16, 2017 - Residents are encouraged to keep sandbags in place as a precautionary measure as warmer temperatures are expected and may affect snow run off.
May 11, 2017 - Bulletin 1 Town of Osoyoos Information on Flood Preparedness
May 10, 2017 - RDOS Flooding and Sand Bagging Update

Sand Bag Information for Electoral Area ‘A’  (Osoyoos, Rural Osoyoos)
nd bags are available at the Public Works Yard located at 11500 115th Street.
Monday to Friday from 7:00am - 4:00pm (closed from 12:00 - 12:30)
Sand will be placed across the street from the Dairy Queen on Main Street.

The Town of Osoyoos has an Emergency Bylaw, which provides for the establishment, administration and operation of an Emergency Response and Recovery Plan.


The Emergency Coordinator is appointed by Council.
Everyone is encouraged to make their own personal emergency preparedness plans. Being prepared to be on your own without help for 72 hours or more, at home, in your car, or at work, will give you peace of mind knowing that you and your family are prepared.

Some basics in preparation are:

  • Drinking Water (min. 4 litres of water per person per day)
  • Food (min. 3 day supply)
  • Clothing/Shelter
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Blankets
  • Out of town family emergency phone contact
  • Personal items, medicine, baby supplies
  • Pet food/supplies
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery powered radio

In the event of an emergency or disaster, reception centers will be set up for registration and inquiry. The number and location of reception centers that may be opened and set up would be dependent on the nature of the situation and the evacuation measures necessary. Listen to your battery powered radio for further information.

Osoyoos Emergency Response and Recovery Plan  (Note: 315 page document, allow time to download)

Other Emergency Preparedness Agencies:

Here are some other pages that are worth checking out:

Flood Preparation Information
Click Here - Sandbagging General Information
Click Here - Preparing your pets for a flooding situation
  Tips for building a sandbag dikeFlood Risk and Preparing for Floods  After a Flood


While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the Town of Osoyoos.   Town of Osoyoos
Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400


Mission Statement
To provide quality community services and facilities, which meet the needs of the current
and future residents of Osoyoos, in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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