Evacuation order rescinded for Killiney Beach properties

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:01pm

News Release No. 10

Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order, enacted on Saturday, April 28, for the 12 Killiney Beach area properties has been rescinded. Residents should be advised that power may still be lost to their property and should visit cordemergency.ca/resources for information about returning home, and contact BC Hydro at 1-800-224-9376 for updates on power restoration.

On Saturday, April 28, groundwater and saturated soils caused a landslide on Westside Road North in the Killiney Beach area, forcing closure of the road and concern for a dozen properties below. After conducting geotechnical assessments on slope stability, the order was recommended to be rescinded.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to monitor and evaluate possible drainage issues throughout the Killiney Beach area, and will continue conducting onsite work. Residents in the Killiney Beach area with questions or concerns about drainage can contact the MOTI Kelowna Office at 250-712-3660.

Until further notice, single lane alternating traffic is in place through this area of Westside Road in Killiney Beach and is operating at a 50 per cent load restriction for commercial vehicle traffic. For current road condition updates, visit drivebc.ca

Ewings Landing evacuation order continues

The evacuation order for two Ewings Landing properties issued on Tuesday, May 1 remains in effect until further notice.

Until further notice, a section Westside Road at Ewings Landing is open to single lane alternating traffic and is operating at a 50 per cent load restriction for commercial vehicle traffic. For current road condition updates, visit drivebc.ca.

Landslide preparation

Landslides are one of the top 10 emergency hazards in British Columbia. Recognize the danger signs, including falling rocks or boulders, abnormally dirty water, a faint rumbling sound or unusual sounds such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together. Learn how to protect your home and property. If a landslide has occurred, stay away from the area as there may still be a danger of further slide activity or some flooding occurring in the aftermath. Learn more online at PreparedBC: Landslide information for homeowners and home buyers.

Flooding preparation

Self-serve sand and sandbags are available to help residents with their flood prevention preparations. The 15 sand and sandbag locations in the Central Okanagan can be found at cordemergency.ca/map.

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.