The Penticton Ladies Slo-Pitch League thanked parks crews for their efforts in cleaning up their diamond, less than 24 hours after flash floods the city. (Photo- Chandra Meeds Facebook)

The Penticton Ladies Slo-Pitch League thanked parks crews for their efforts in cleaning up their diamond, less than 24 hours after flash floods the city. (Photo- Chandra Meeds Facebook)

Before and after: Penticton ballparks cleaned up after flash floods rock city

Penticton parks supervisor Todd Whyte was thanked for his efforts by a Slo-pitch league on Monday

The before and after pictures are shocking on the transformation from flooded out to pristine baseball diamonds ready for play after after flash floods rocked several parts of Penticton on Monday, July 4.

The Penticton Ladies Slo-Pitch League took to Facebook on July 5, thanking Penticton parks supervisor Todd Whyte and the rest of his team for ensuring city diamonds were ready to be used just 24 hours after the severe rain event.

“We appreciate your hard work,” wrote local Facebook user Chandra Meeds.

According to Anthony Haddad from the city’s emergency operations centre, more than 12 millimetres of rain came down in Penticton within a 45-minute span on Monday afternoon.

Doug Lundquist, a Kelowna-based meteorologist at Environment Climate Change Canada, told Black Press on Tuesday that the rainfall was so significant that such an event may not happen for at least another 10 years.

Thanks to the city’s fast-moving cleanup efforts, the ladies league will have its first games of the season on Tuesday night, something that didn’t seem possible only 24 hours earlier.

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