Localized Flooding May 2017

Updates

7:08 PM Tue, May 23, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – High winds forecasted overnight have prompted a severe wave action warning for all property owners on Central Okanagan lakes. A storm surge phenomenon, created by high winds pushing a...
4:05 PM Tue, May 23, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Winds forecasted for this evening will test flood protection measures with expected wind gusts from 40 to 60 kilometres per hour. The shoreline erosion from wave action along...
11:12 AM Tue, May 23, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. –  Okanagan Lake and water bodies across the Central Okanagan continue their rise toward record levels. Okanagan Lake rose 4 centimetres since yesterday morning to 342.91 metres,...
5:05 PM Mon, May 22, 2017
Waterfront flood protection measures could face an additional test in the coming days if forecast strong winds come to reality.  And if they haven’t already, that’s a pretty good reason for lakefront...
12:36 PM Mon, May 22, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Above normal temperatures in the forecast will accelerate the upper level snowpack melt during the next few days, leading to high streamflows and pushing Okanagan Lake’s level closer...
3:24 PM Sun, May 21, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Unseasonably warm weather will accelerate upper level snowmelt and expedite the rise of Okanagan Lake and area creeks over the next two to three days. Environment Canada has issued a...
10:45 AM Sun, May 21, 2017
Landslide Forces North Westside Evacuation; Lake Level Update Kelowna, B.C. – A tactical evacuation has been conducted, as a safety precaution, for two homes, due to a small landslide on Marchbank...
10:03 AM Sat, May 20, 2017
Flood preparations in response to rising lake levels have been underway throughout the week. Okanagan Lake rose 2cm yesterday and is now 342.8m. Okanagan Lake is sitting just above the 1997 flooding...
2:00 PM Fri, May 19, 2017
Boating is not recommended this weekend, but boaters choosing to access Okanagan Lake are urged to avoid several areas at risk due to high waters and wave action. The Emergency Operations Centre is...
8:00 AM Fri, May 19, 2017
Flood measures and May Long Weekend Time:  8 a.m. Kelowna, B.C. –. Flood preparations in response to rising lake levels have been underway throughout the week. Okanagan Lake rose 2.5 cm yesterday;...
11:00 AM Thu, May 18, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – There are isolated areas within the Central Okanagan experiencing impacts from rising lake levels.   Okanagan Lake levels rose two centimetres to 342.75 metres since yesterday. These...
4:52 PM Wed, May 17, 2017
Evacuation Orders have been rescinded for all properties affected by flooding on Okanagan Indian Band Reserve #7.  This includes Meadow Brook Estates, Holiday Park Resort, Turtle Lodges and other...
11:21 AM Wed, May 17, 2017
The Evacuation Orders remain in place affecting properties within the Okanagan Indian Band reserve #7 including those specifically identified in the Holiday Park Resort and the Turtle Lodges.  Any...
4:55 PM Tue, May 16, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – A number of properties in Lake Country are no longer under Evacuation Order and Alert. Rescinded Evacuations Orders in Lake Country include 11019 Bottom Wood Lake Road (includes...
12:23 PM Tue, May 16, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Work is ongoing to install flood protection for rising lake levels at numerous locations across the Central Okanagan. This includes measures such as bladder dams, gabion barriers and...
10:00 AM Tue, May 16, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Lake rose more than 2.5cm to 342.70m since Monday afternoon. In response, residents in some of the lowest laying areas of Kelowna might see crews deploying flood protection...
4:09 PM Mon, May 15, 2017
An evacuation order has been rescinded for 17 properties along Kilkenny Place in the Killiney Beach subdivision. This includes 9567 to 9697 Kilkenny Place. A landslide Saturday prompted the...
11:26 AM Mon, May 15, 2017
Attention is shifting to Okanagan Lake levels, as unstable weather remains in the forecast and considerable amounts of upper level snowpack have yet to melt.   As of late Sunday afternoon, Okanagan...
4:55 PM Sun, May 14, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – The flood watch continues in the Central Okanagan as creeks remain high and Okanagan Lake remains above full pool, with rain remaining in the forecast and melting upper elevation...
11:04 AM Sun, May 14, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – An evacuation order issued Saturday evening, due to a slide, remains in effect until further notice for 17 properties below Kilkenny Place in the Killiney Beach subdivision of the...
6:52 PM Sat, May 13, 2017
An Evacuation Order has been issued for 17 properties along Kilkenny Place in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area of the regional district. The following properties are on Evacuation Order:...
5:05 PM Sat, May 13, 2017
The Evacuation Order has been rescinded for 3545 Bulman Road.  While there is no Alert in place, the property owner should be prepared to leave on short notice if conditions change. While a number of...
7:32 AM Sat, May 13, 2017
Flood watch: Still in effect Kelowna, B.C – Cooler weather and minimal rain overnight kept flood conditions in a holding pattern, allowing a handful of evacuation orders and alerts to be rescinded....
9:11 PM Fri, May 12, 2017
A a number of Evacuation Alerts and Evacuation Orders have been rescinded. The Evacuation Alert for 439 residents in the Scotty Creek subdivision in the Ellison area of the Regional District has been...
4:59 PM Fri, May 12, 2017
The evacuation order for two Marshall Street addresses in Kelowna has been rescinded: 1824 Marshall Street 1826 Marshall Street The addresses are not currently on evacuation alert. However, if the...
2:53 PM Fri, May 12, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – The Central Okanagan remains on flood watch. Emergency crews remain deployed throughout the Central Okanagan and are taking several proactive measures to address flood risks. Given the...
7:47 AM Fri, May 12, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Emergency responders continue to monitor creeks and lake levels and plan for the likelihood of flooding given the unstable weather pattern that is expected to last through Sunday. All...
5:30 AM Fri, May 12, 2017
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.  That’s the basis of the ongoing Emergency Operation Centre response to the flooding in the Central Okanagan. Overnight, showers moved through the area and...
4:37 AM Fri, May 12, 2017
While the flood focus remains on those people living near Central Okanagan creeks and streams, lakefront property owners are also being advised of the potential of flooding from rising lake waters...
11:05 PM Thu, May 11, 2017
Based on the current forecast and predictive elevation modelling, properties in the following Kelowna and West Kelowna areas have a potential risk for flooding. Please refer to Flood Watch maps,...
2:40 PM Thu, May 11, 2017
Residents in the Central Okanagan can get prepared for possible emergency evacuation by creating a 72 Hour Emergency Grab and Go Kit. Residents are also being asked to limit the amount of water...
10:34 AM Thu, May 11, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Residents preparing for possible flooding in the Central Okanagan can find sand and sandbags at the following locations: In Kelowna: Empty Sandbags City of Kelowna Fire Station #1 at...
7:24 AM Thu, May 11, 2017
Risk of flooding high today Date:   May 11, 2017 Time:  7:15 am Kelowna, B.C – Emergency response crews monitored areas affected by flooding overnight. At this time, all Evacuation Alerts and Orders...
11:20 PM Wed, May 10, 2017
Some residents in the Scotty Creek subdivision of the Ellison area of the Regional District are now on Evacuation Alert. 439 properties along the following streets and addresses are affected by this...
7:38 PM Wed, May 10, 2017
Kelowna, B.C. – The Emergency Operations Centre planning team and staff from across the Central Okanagan are working around the clock.  They continue responding to last week’s event and are now...
3:57 PM Wed, May 10, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Residents should be prepared to leave quickly or shelter in place for up to 72 hours. Current weather patterns have created a complex series of events that will result in an extended...
12:51 PM Wed, May 10, 2017
More than 190 residences remain on evacuation order throughout the area and evacuation alerts are in place along Vernon Creek from Mayrus Road to Wood Lake and in Lake Country east of Highway 97 to...
11:26 AM Wed, May 10, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Flooding is imminent starting late Thursday as a result of rain, rising temperatures and melting snow pack while the ground is already saturated. Residents who experienced flooding...
7:53 AM Wed, May 10, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Emergency response crews monitored areas affected by flooding overnight. The combination of rain and spring snow melt for the next few days will lead to rising water levels, likely to...
9:26 PM Tue, May 09, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  An new evacuation alert has been issued for properties in Lake Country: The alert affects approximately 580 properties in the area of: Beaver Lake Road from Main Street to Bottom Wood...
8:31 PM Tue, May 09, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  With warm temperatures, rising freezing levels and 25-40 mm of rain forecast for Thursday to Sunday, rising water levels throughout the valley are a real concern. Warmer than average...
5:57 PM Tue, May 09, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  The Evacuation Order 1936 Lindahl Street has been rescinded. All other Evacuation Orders remain in effect. Flooding is affecting several roads in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake...
3:50 PM Tue, May 09, 2017
All Evacuation Orders and Alerts remain in place.  Use the map at cordemergency.ca to search for the status of specific addresses. Residents on Evacuation Order should report and register at the...
1:37 PM Tue, May 09, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  Evacuees can register at the Emergency Support Services Reception Centre until 5 p.m. today. All Evacuation Orders and Alerts remain in place.  Use the map at cordemergency.ca to...
10:23 AM Tue, May 09, 2017
Sand and sandbag available in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country. The short-term forecast is calling for significant rain starting late Thursday.  Citizens should keep in place all protective...
7:24 AM Tue, May 09, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Emergency response crews monitored areas affected by flooding overnight. The short-term forecast is calling for significant rain starting late Thursday.  Citizens should keep in place...
10:20 PM Mon, May 08, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – Flooding throughout the Central Okanagan has resulted in a number of Evacuation Alerts, Orders and road closures.  Since this morning Evacuation Orders for more than 300 units have...
6:42 PM Mon, May 08, 2017
The Evacuation Orders for 1981 Gordon Drive, 1948 Lindahl Street, and 1122 and 1130 Brookside Avenue have been rescinded. All other Evacuation Orders remain in effect. And road closures remain the...
3:11 PM Mon, May 08, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  An Evacuation Order has been rescinded for Fintry Provincial Park north of Shorts Creek, which includes the caretaker house at 7455 Fintry Delta Road; and an Evacuation Alert has been...
3:11 PM Mon, May 08, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  An Evacuation Order has been rescinded for Fintry Provincial Park north of Shorts Creek, which includes the caretaker house at 7455 Fintry Delta Road; and an Evacuation Alert has been...
1:15 PM Mon, May 08, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  The Emergency Operation Centre is expanding Evacuation Orders for specified properties on Okanagan Indian Band IR#7 and in the District of Lake Country: Okanagan Indian Band IR#7:...
8:22 AM Mon, May 08, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  The Emergency Operation Centre is rescinding the following previously issued Evacuation Orders for properties within the City of Kelowna. 184 Adams Road 214 Adams Road 222 Adams...
12:14 AM Mon, May 08, 2017
An Evacuation Order has been expanded to include the following properties on Rest Route and Water Way within Holiday Park RV and Condo Resort at 415 Commonwealth Road due to flooding: 439 Rest Route...
6:50 PM Sun, May 07, 2017
The Evacuation Order for the following address had been rescinded: 4355 Jaud Road (Manufactured Home Park) Residents are now allowed to return.  There is no alert in place for this property however...
1:48 PM Sun, May 07, 2017
Kelowna, B.C –  New Evacuation Orders have been issued for the following addresses within the Regional District of Central Okanagan: 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park– Beachview building 415...
8:17 AM Sun, May 07, 2017
Localized Flooding Prompts Responses   Date:   May 7, 2017 Time:  8:15 am Kelowna, B.C – Public works crews from various local governments and emergency first responders continue to monitor flows and...
9:40 PM Sat, May 06, 2017
The Evacuation Orders indicated in the last News Release #15 for 415 Commonwealth Rd., 6200 Spencer Rd., and 377 Bulman Rd. have been rescinded. Evacuation Orders remain in place for: 1966 Richter...
8:30 PM Sat, May 06, 2017
Apologies for the formatting problem with earlier News Release #15.  Evacuation Orders have now been issued for the following residents and businesses at the following City of Kelowna addresses: 1966...
5:05 PM Sat, May 06, 2017
The Evacuation Order for two properties along the south end of Lakeshore Road has been rescinded. Residents at 6214 and 6490 Lakeshore Road are now allowed to return.  There is no alert in place for...
3:33 PM Sat, May 06, 2017
Emergency crews and municipal staff from throughout the Central Okanagan continue to attend to several areas impacted by flood waters. Local states of emergency has been declared for the City of ...
12:28 PM Sat, May 06, 2017
Localized Flooding Prompts Responses Date:   May 6, 2017 Time:  12:30 pm Kelowna, B.C – Flooding has forced the closure of two more roads in Kelowna. Sutherland Avenue, from Pandosy Avenue to Richter...
11:45 AM Sat, May 06, 2017
Localized Flooding Prompts Responses Date:   May 6, 2017 Time:  11:55 am Kelowna, B.C – Emergency crews and municipal staff from throughout the Central Okanagan continue to attend several areas...
8:53 AM Sat, May 06, 2017
Localized Flooding Prompts Responses News Release #10 Date:   May 6, 2017 Time:  8:50 am Kelowna, B.C – Today, emergency crews and municipal staff from throughout the Central Okanagan will be...
9:04 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Kelowna, B.C – There are several roads closed and roads with standing water throughout the Central Okanagan due to flooding. Residents are urged to use caution when driving. There are also several...
8:01 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Regional District of the Central Okanagan Evacuation Orders and Alerts Killiney Beach is closed to the public until further notice. An Evacuation Alert remains in place affecting approximately 90...
7:37 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Kelowna, B.C.  –  Sandbags and sand are available at various locations for Central Okanagan residents affected or preparing for flooding. Sand is available for Kelowna residents at the corner of...
6:10 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Kelowna, B.C.  –  An Evacuation Order has been issued for two properties on Lakeshore Road – 6214 and 6490 due to a landslide.   The landslide has crossed the road blocking access and egress to six...
4:47 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Localized Flooding Prompts Responses Date:   May 5, 2017 Time:  4:40 pm Kelowna, B.C.  –   An Emergency Support Services reception centre has been set up at the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland...
3:55 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Kelowna, B.C.  –   An Evacuation Alert has been put in place affecting approximately 90 properties in  the Fintry Delta area, just south of Fintry Provincial Park.  Properties that are affected by...
1:10 PM Fri, May 05, 2017
Here is the latest update from the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre. Local government crews and emergency responders continue to deal with instances of localized flooding in Kelowna, West...
11:55 AM Fri, May 05, 2017
As a result of erosion caused by high water levels in nearby Smith Creek, BC Hydro is conducting an emergency replacement of a hydro pole located on Gellatly Road in West Kelowna. The work will...
10:50 AM Fri, May 05, 2017
Emergency officials and local government staff are responding to various reports of flooding and high water levels in creeks and streams throughout the Central Okanagan. The heavy rain from overnight...