Joe Rich Evacuation Alert Map June 24,2012 1240 am
Kelowna, B.C. – An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Regional District of Central Okanagan for 14 properties in the eastern portion of Joe Rich adjacent to Mission Creek due to the potential for flooding as a result of increased water flows and levels of Mission Creek.
The following properties are on Evacuation Alert in order that owners can prepare their premises or properties and family should the creek flow increase and threaten homes and structures on their properties.
· 11250 Highway 33 East
· 11490 Highway 33 East
· 11481 Three Forks Road
· 11600 Greystokes Road
· 11700 Greystokes Road
· 11800 Greystokes Road
· 11900 Greystokes Road
· 11505 Greystokes Road
· 12025 Greystokes Road
· 12310 Greystokes Road
· 12326 Greystokes Road
· 12342 Greystokes Road
· 12458 Greystokes Road
· 12474 Greystokes Road
Affected property owners should be alert to possibly changing water conditions. Joe Rich Fire Rescue will continue to monitor the creek overnight Saturday and Sunday morning for potentially changing conditions. All people should stay well back and away from the banks of Mission Creek due to the high flows and the potential for sloughing, bank erosion and slippery creek banks.
Residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to any evacuation order that might be necessary. However, due to changing conditions there may be limited notice provided to residents.
Mission Creek flows in the area have increased significantly late Saturday night as a result of heavy rainfall that’s associated with localized thunderstorms that passed through the Central Okanagan on Saturday.
Sandbags are available for those facing imminent threat at the Joe Rich Fire Hall 11481 Highway 33 east.
If you notice flooding in your area, please contact the Regional Fire Dispatch at 250-469-8577.
Information and pamphlets on flood preparedness including a recommended method for sandbag diking are available from the Regional District of Central Okanagan office (1450 KLO Road) and the main City of Kelowna fire hall on Enterprise Way as well as on the Regional District Emergency Operation Centre website www.cordemergency.ca as well as on the Regional District Emergency Program webpage regionaldistrict.com/emergencyplan. Information about flood precautions is also on the Emergency Management BC website: pep.bc.ca/floods/preparedness.html.