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May 3rd to 9th…seven days set aside nationally to encourage your family to update or make a plan for how you’d deal with a large scale emergency.


Over the past 12 years, thousands of Central Okanagan residents have learned first-hand what they should have done, before they got a knock on their door, recommending they leave their home because of a threatening wildfire.  Should they have prepared in advance?   Hind-sight is 20-20!

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Regional District of Central Okanagan, B.C.  – An Evacuation Order is in place for properties affected by a forest fire south west of the Okanagan Connector including Trepanier Road from the Connector including Star Place all within the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area and an area within the District of Peachland

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Significant rainfall forecast for the Central Okanagan this week could result in rising water levels in area creeks and streams. 









Overnight tonight and tomorrow, up to 30 millimeters of rain is possible for our area and as a result, the Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program is advising those property owners living in low-lying areas near creeks to remain alert and take steps to protect their properties in case water levels rise quickly.


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Central Okanagan residents have experienced and witnessed first-hand the impact on their families, neighbourhoods and communities of threatening large scale emergencies.

 


As the Regional Emergency Program staff is conducting their annual training sessions in advance of Emergency Preparedness Week May 6th through 12th, they’re encouraging Central Okanagan families to do the same:  Know the Risks, Make a Plan and Get a Kit. 


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