Evacuation Alert for East Hwy 97 - Wood Lake South - News Release #32

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:26pm

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 Lake Road
  • 3193 Hill Road (Kangaroo Creek Farm)
  • Konschuh Road – all
  • Bottom Wood Lake Road from Berry Road to Lodge Road
  • Lodge Road from roundabout to Meadow Road
  • Meadow Road - all
  • Pawley Court – all
  • Taiji Court - all
  • Bottom Wood Lake Road – all the way to Wood Lake
  • Brun Road - all
  • Rolyat Road – all
  • Redecopp Road & Court – all
  • Reiswig Road – all
  • Jeider Street – all
  • Woodsdale Road from the Rail Trail through to Woodsdale Court
  • Clement Road – all
  • Rogers Road – all
  • Seymour Road – all
  • Turtle Bay Court – all
  • 2930 Woodsdale Road (Woodlake RV Park and Marina)
  • 2850 Woodsdale Road (Turtle Bay Pub)
  • 11871 Hwy 97

Residents in this area should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should conditions along creeks worsen. They may also wish to take steps to protect their properties from potential flooding by sandbagging.

Sand and sandbags are avialable in Lake Country at Swalwell Park at 9950 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. Sand only is available at Holiday Park Resort at 415 Commonwealth Road.

An evaculation order was also issued within Okanagan Indian Band IR#7 for:

  • 361 Wonder Way at 415 Commonwealth Road

For a full list of all current evacuation orders and alerts visit: cordemergency.ca

Information on Flood Preparedness
The Preparedness BC website has information to help those property owners with protecting their property from flooding http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc_flood_information_for_homeowners_and_home_buyers_web.pdf

A number of Water Quality Advisories and Boil Water Notices are in place in the Central Okanagan. Check with your water service provider for the most up-to-date information.

Interior Health also has information available for residents to consider Before, During and After a flood:  https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/EmergencyPreparedness/Pages/Flooding.aspx

Information on flooding and electrical safety is also available for BC Hydro and FortisBC customers:  www.bchydro.com  www.fortisbc.com

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit http://www.cordemergency.ca/ .

Anyone noticing a potential problem or a flooding concern is asked to call the Kelowna Fire Department at 250-469-8801.

Information will also be provided via the https://twitter.com/CO_Emerg and https://www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency/ or by phone at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).