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...
Respectful boating during higher lake levels
June 4, 2020
Most area lakes are now above full pool including Kalamalka, Wood and Okanagan Lakes. Residents choosing to use motorized watercraft at this time are asked to be respectful – slow down and keep away from shore so wakes do not cause damage to lakeshore properties. “With the warmer temperatures and...
Ongoing precaution reminder as freshet continues
May 28, 2020
Freshet is well underway and the Central Okanagan Regional District Emergency Operations Centre, along with local governments, continue to monitor Environment Canada reports and rising lake levels closely. “Higher than normal snowpack levels, warm temperatures and predicted rainfall are all...
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