Evacuation order issued for one property in West Kelowna

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:41pm

News Release No. 15 West Kelowna, B.C.  Due to the significant increase in McDougall Creek levels and flow, an evacuation order has been issued for one property along the creek.

The property under the evacuation order is:

  • 2808 Capri Rd.

The resident in the affected area is in the care of Emergency Social Services to find temporary accommodations.

Across the Central Okanagan region, the public is asked to use care when walking near creeks. Rising water levels means banks can be slippery and unstable and creeks and streams can rise rapidly. Anyone noticing a non-emergency flooding concern is asked to call their local municipality.

Property owners are responsible for protecting their properties from potential flood damage due to spring run-off from streams and creeks, and ground water (seepage). Equipping yourself with a flood plan and the tools needed in case of a flood can help prepare you.

Self-serve sand and sandbags are available across the Central Okanagan, visit cordemergency.ca/map for a location nearest to you.

For information such as specific flood protection measures being put in place, park and road closures, or water quality advisories, visit your local government website:

City of Kelowna
City of West Kelowna
District of Lake Country
District of Peachland
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Westbank First Nation

Visit cordemergency.ca for the most up-to-date information and resources on how to be prepared and keep your family and property safe. Sign up for e-updates on the cordemergency.ca website to have the latest news delivered to your inbox.