Sunshine, sandbags and a wake-free weekend | News Release #116
June 23, 2017
With sunshine and warm weather in the forecast, the Emergency Operation Centre has a few reminders for residents and visitors heading out to enjoy weekend. Wake-free lake options Okanagan Lake dropped .4 centimetres to 343.140 metres above sea level overnight, compared to 343.144 metres yesterday...
Foreshore properties must remain vigilant
June 22, 2017
While lake levels in the Central Okanagan decline slowly, water levels remain at historic highs. Warm seasonal weather over the next week is expected to bring moderate afternoon winds ranging from 20-30 kms/hr daily. Property owners along the lakeshore should continue to routinely assess and...
Sandbag inventory helps planning for clean up
June 21, 2017
Since flooding began in early May, 2 million sandbags have been installed as part of the flood protection measures across the Central Okanagan by residents and emergency crews. Today, the Emergency Operation Centre in cooperation with Emergency Management BC launched a digital tool that uses crowd...
Evacuation Order for Tween Lakes Resort downgraded
June 21, 2017
The Evacuation Order for 15970 Oyama Road (Tween Lakes Resort) has been downgraded to an Evacuation Alert. Due to flooding impacts on the property, the resort will remain closed to the public. Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes continue a slow decline. Protective measures along the lakes’ shores and the...
Dock replacement and debris - News Release #112
June 20, 2017
While property owners may be eager to begin the process of clean up and recovery, including replacement or repairs of docks and floating infrastructure, local authorities advise that dock reconstruction and repair below the high water mark must follow the appropriate Provincial permitting process....
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