Be ready for anything
April 28, 2021
Emergencies can happen at anytime and when we least expect it. However, there are ways to reduce the risk and impact of whatever emergency might come our way. May 2-8 is Emergency Preparedness Week. The Central Okanagan Emergency program encourages everyone to set aside some time during the week to...
Spring freshet preparations – a seasonal reality
April 16, 2021
Now that we’ve officially sprung into spring, here’s a seasonal reality check from your Central Okanagan Regional Emergency Program. For some residents across the region, it’s time to protect their properties from the potential damage of high water and flooding. With warmer temperatures and spring...
Safety evacuation order and state of local emergency issued for Glenmore and Union area
April 7, 2021
News Release No. 1, Kelowna, B.C. – A local state of emergency and evacuation order has been issued for properties within a 300 ft radius of the construction site at the intersection of Glenmore Road and Union Ave that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. While the fire has been extinguished...
Be prepared, not panicked in an emergency
March 9, 2021
When is the best time to prepare for an emergency? When there isn’t one. While our communities have been navigating the ups and downs of the pandemic over the past year, an emergency – whether flood, fire or other, stops for no one, including COVID-19. This is the time of year for all Central...
Waterfront properties vulnerable to wind and boat generated wave action
June 18, 2020
Weather patterns this spring have been challenging and unpredictable, resulting in sudden changes to creek, stream and lake levels throughout the Central Okanagan. Forecasts for increasing temperatures and wind activity in the coming days and over the weekend could result in flooding and damage to...
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