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Central Okanagan waterfront property owners and those living near creeks, streams and low lying areas should consider making annual flood protection preparations.  They’re responsible for taking the necessary precautions against the risk of flooding.


Local governments and the Provincial Government are monitoring water levels and weather conditions connected to the annual spring runoff and if needed will issue further notices. 


With the rescinding of the Local State of Emergency by the District of West Kelowna on Thursday, April 26th for the McDougall Creek flooding, the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is no longer activated and operating.  However monitoring of area creeks and water courses will continue during the spring freshet and runoff season.


After assessing McDougall Creek near Hitchner Road, which overflowed its banks last night, the District of West Kelowna is lifting the Local State of Emergency. The area is still at risk due to continuing rainy conditions and spring thaw activity, but emergency and District Operations personnel will keep a close watch in the coming hours. As there is no imminent threat to life and safety, the State of Emergency has been lifted.


An assessment of flooded properties along Hitchner Road due to overflowing McDougall Creek is being conducted by West Kelowna Fire Rescue District of West Kelowna Operations staff this morning. Further updates are expected after 11 a.m. The Local State of Emergency is still in effect at this time and six properties are under evacuation order.


The District of West Kelowna is declaring a local State of Emergency and evacuating six properties along Hitchner Road due to flooding of McDougall Creek.


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