Evacuation Order for two properties rescinded

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:06pm

News Release No. 31 Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order for two Regional District properties has been rescinded.

The affected properties are:

  • 8645 Westside Rd N
  • 8635 Ewings Landing Rd

States of Local Emergency currently exist in West Kelowna, Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Westbank First Nation and in the Central Okanagan’s West Electoral Area in the vicinity of Westside Road N from 5625 Westside Road to the Regional boundary.

“The state of emergency is a proactive approach that continues to provide crews access to specific private properties in order to protect public infrastructure,” says the Central Okanagan’s Emergency Operations Centre.

Across the region, local governments continue with various flood prevention measures in priority areas. Residents in the Central Okanagan, especially those whose property has historically experienced flooding, are responsible for protecting their buildings, structures and properties from groundwater and potential flood damage. This includes protective measures for storm drains in underground parkades.

Sand and sandbags are available to help Central Okanagan residents with their flood prevention preparations. Sand and sandbag locations across the region 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 these local government websites:

City of Kelowna

City of West Kelowna

District of Lake Country

District of Peachland

Regional District of Central Okanagan

Westbank First Nation

Check cordemergency.ca for the most up-to-date information, and resources on how to be prepared and keep your family and property safe.   You may also subscribe for
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