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As the Okanagan faces one other season of flooding, the City of West Kelowna is getting a pat on the again for its dealing with of final 12 months’s freshet.
The municipality mentioned it’s set to obtain the American Public Works Association’s Exceptional Performance in Adversity Award due to a nomination from the Public Works Association of BC.
“The team faced unprecedented challenges as flash flooding caused bridge and road closures and threatened other public infrastructure and private property, followed by historically high Okanagan Lake levels that damaged property all along the city’s waterfront,” town mentioned in a media launch.
Watch Below: Global Okanagan’s protection of the 2017 flooding in West Kelowna.
The metropolis mentioned its flood response staff labored constantly for 100 days throughout the flood risk, and their efforts are profitable excessive reward from West Kelowna’s mayor.
“I have seen our crews do tremendous things on a day-to-day basis, but I have never witnessed such perseverance, dedication and grit as I did last year,” Mayor Doug Findlater mentioned.
“Even weeks into the relentless event, when I visited impacted areas, I would see our staff, no doubt tired and stressed, but continuing to work as hard as they did on day one, literally doing everything they could to keep the waters at bay. It was humbling and heartwarming and I am very proud of all involved.”
A glance again at images of final 12 months’s flooding in West Kelowna.
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Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-04-24 19:28:52, as ‘West Kelowna wins award for 2017 freshet response