Evacuation Alert for mouth of Mission Creek

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:28pm

Central Okanagan, B.C. – An Evacuation Alert has been issued for properties near the mouth of Mission Creek. The alert was issued because increasing creek flow, a high lake level and wind gusts of up to 25 kilometres an hour this evening will put pressure on fortifications in that area.

City of Kelowna has issued an Evacuation Alert for the following properties:

  • From 3902 to 3994 Bluebird Road

  • From 3814 to 3848 Capozzi Road

  • From 3950 to 3970 Lakeshore Road

  • From 515 to 599 Radant Road

  • From 529 to 579 Truswell Road

  • From 3854 to 3896 Truswell Road

Visit the detailed map on cordemergency.ca to see the location of the Evacuation Alert zone.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN AN ALERT IS IN EFFECT

Upon notification of an ALERT, you should be prepared for the evacuation order by:

  • Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a meeting place outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.

  • Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes, photographs, etc. Have these items readily available for quick departure.

  • Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.

  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.

  • Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order.

  • Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.

  • Stay informed at cordemergency.ca

    All evacuation alerts and orders remain in effect. Check out the map at www.cordemergency.ca/map and search by address to determine if an area is under alert or order, or to find the closest sand and sandbag locations.

    Residents are reminded that this is a weather driven event and things will continue to evolve with the weather. Sudden changes in weather could increase the risk of flooding.

    For municipal information such as boat launch, park and beach closures, and water quality advisories, visit their websites:

  • City of Kelowna

  • City of West Kelowna

  • District of Lake Country

  • District of Peachland

  • Regional District of Central Okanagan

  • Westbank First Nation

For more information, visit www.cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.