Evacuation Alert continues for Brenda Creek wildfire News Release 4
News Release No. 4 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Alert remains in place until further notice for properties within a portion of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area of the Regional District of Central Okanagan due to the Brenda Creek wildfire.
A map showing the area affected by the Evacuation Alert in the Central Okanagan is available at cordemergency.ca.
Should conditions change requiring an Evacuation Order, those impacted should be prepared to leave their property or recreation campsite with short notice.
In addition, residents of Peachland, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation reserves #9 and #10 and portions of the Central Okanagan West electoral area that receive electrical service from BC Hydro, should consider steps they need to remain safe in the event of any extended power outage due to the wildfire.
BC Hydro advises its crews are doing everything possible to ensure continued electrical supply during the wildfire. Excellent information is available online for residents and businesses from BC Hydro on:
- How to prepare for a power outage - bchydro.com/safety-outages/power-outages/prepare-for-outages.html
- What to do during a power outage - bchydro.com/safety-outages/power-outages/during-an-outage.html
In addition to the cordemergency.ca website with information on the Emergency Operation Centre response to the Brenda Creek wildfire, both the Regional District of Okanagan Similameen and Thompson Nicola Regional District emergency programs are impacted by the wildfire. Residents should consult their websites for information pertaining to them:
Motorists should consult Drive BC drivebc.ca/ for the latest information on the status of Highway 97-C.
The next update from the Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre is anticipated at approximately 12 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, July 16).
The Emergency program reminds all Central Okanagan residents that they should know the risks of potential emergencies, make a plan and prepare grab and go kits in the event they are required to leave their homes for at least 72 hours.
The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations website, cordemergency.ca, is a centralized location for regional public emergency and preparedness information, including links to useful provincial and federal emergency resources such as PreparedBC, BC Wildfire Services, Emergency Management BC and Air Quality readings.
Be sure to sign-up for e-updates to receive timely updates directly to your inbox about emergency incidents. The Central Okanagan Emergency Operation Centre also provides information on Facebook at facebook.com/CORDEmergency and Twitter at twitter.com/CO_Emerg