Public Info. Officer
Regional District of Central Okanagan, B.C. –
The Evacuation Alert issued earlier this morning for approximately 40-50 properties in the Wilsons Landing area remains in effect due to the potential danger from the wildfire in the area, with a handful of additional properties added on Westside Road.
Updated information has been provided regarding the status of Westside Road. At the request of the BC Wildfire Management Branch, the Ministry of Transportation has closed Westside Road from Bear Main Forest Service Road (south end of closure) through to Jenny Creek Subdivision at Browse Road (north end of closure). All traffic is being stopped at Bear Main Forest Service Road for northbound traffic, and all residents in the affected area are being advised to travel north through Vernon along Westside Road. For updated information on the status of the road please monitor the www.drivebc.ca website or the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Evacuation Alert issued earlier this morning for approximately 40-50 properties in the Wilsons Landing area remains in effect due to the potential danger from the wildfire in the area.
Updated information has been provided regarding the status of Westside Road.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre has issued an Evacuation Alert for some residents of the Wilsons Landing area of the potential danger due to the Wilsons Landing forest fire.
Do you know where your important family documents are? How about photos and irreplaceable negatives? What about medicines, prescriptions and glasses needed in the event you have to quickly leave your home during an emergency?
The Central Okanagan Emergency Program and Emergency Support Services organization is encouraging all residents to restock and update their family ‘Grab and Go’ kits or to take the time now to gather items and prepare their first kit.
The BC River Forecast Centre has ended a High Streamflow Advisory for Mission Creek.
While the creek flow and level has dropped over the past 24 hours, the Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program continues to urge residents to stay safely back from the edge of local creeks and streams. Creek banks could be slippery due to the recent high water levels and in some places, may have sustained erosion and undercutting.
With more localized thundershower activity today in the Central Okanagan and possible heavy rains over the Mission Creek watershed, the BC River Forecast Centre has added a High Streamflow Advisory for Mission Creek.
This could result once again in minor flooding in low lying areas and rapid rises in creek levels and flows.
Local crews continue to monitor the status of Mission Creek and other area creeks in light of the isolated thundershowers
The Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program and Joe Rich Fire Rescue are continuing to monitor the status of a property adjacent to Mission Creek in the Joe Rich area.
This afternoon, a Professional Engineer and program officials attended the private property, in the 11,200 block of Highway 33 near the Three Forks Bridge. While Mission Creek is flowing around the principle residence, the Engineer has determined that at the present time, there are no required actions that could be safely completed due to the high water.
Mission Creek once again approached record levels as a result of more than 40 millimetres of rain falling in the watershed on Saturday. Early today there was a rapid rise in the creek level and flow with the heavy rainfall yesterday. While it’s now showing a slight decrease, local emergency officials urge caution as additional rainfall could see another increase.
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