Short Term Storage Solution for High Water Advisories

Kamloops is currently enjoying its customary warm and sunny mid-summer season as July carries on towards August. June now seems like a distant memory.

Last month saw larger than normal rainfall and the snow melt from the long winter season previous resulted in rising water levels of the Thompson River. Homeowners living along its borders kept a watchful eye on the river and made preparations to protect their possessions. Many held off on summer vacation plans until the concern subsided. While both locals and tourists are now basking in the river for watersports and recreational activities, residents continue to look for solutions to ease their concerns during high water advisories. Pioneer Moving & Storage has one solution.

Here’s how well planned short term storage can be a wise solution for protecting your household possessions during flood advisories:

1. When

If the snowfall from the previous season was greater than normal and there are heavy rainfall and/or flood warnings forecast for the weeks ahead, you may want to consider short term storage to hold some of your most valued household possessions. This is especially wise when you anticipate taking an extended trip away from your home during months such as May or June when river levels can be expected to rise. You gain peace of mind in knowing that your goods are being kept in a safe place while enjoying your vacation.

2. Who

Select a storage provider with secure, government certified, and climate-controlled facilities.

3. What

During the high water advisories, store possessions that you can do without for a few weeks. Antique furnishings, big budget home electronics, and other climate sensitive items can easily be tucked away in a nearby secure storage facility while advisories are in place. You’ll find that the relief in knowing that these valuables are well protected far exceeds the inconvenience felt by doing without these possessions for the interim.

4. How Long

Once the city lifts the advisory that was in place you can pick up the items at your leisure. For those taking a vacation soon after, you may want to consider extending the storage facility rental until your return, for extra peace of mind.


Flood advisories are a very real fact of life for anyone living near a river that fluctuates in levels during changing seasons. Unlike that nagging feeling that you may have left the oven on when leaving your home for a long period of time, prompting you to call your neighbors to climb through the kitchen window to check, exercising caution in this circumstance is not excessive by any means. The chances are, as always, that your home will keep dry even in the midst of a wetter than average season. However, it’s still a good idea to err on the side of caution, especially when it comes to the possessions in your home. Contact our Kamloops moving and storage company today to learn more about our short term storage options.

More Information

If you would like more information on storage please see our Storage page or stop by today. We would love to be a positive part of your moving experience.

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Pioneer Moving and Storage

1284 Salish Rd, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
V2H 1K1
Tel: 250-573-6083
Cell: 778-220-3720
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