Flood Watch: Still In Effect News Release #50

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 5:05pm

The Evacuation Order has been rescinded for 3545 Bulman Road.  While there is no Alert in place, the property owner should be prepared to leave on short notice if conditions change.

While a number of evacuation orders and alerts have been rescinded, residents are reminded that we’re not in the clear just yet. Approximately 400 people remain on evacuation order.

With water levels at record highs and snow remaining in the high elevation watersheds, the potential for flooding due to rain, wind or warm temperatures is still a risk. These conditions for area lakes and creeks are expected to last well into June.

New and updated Lake Level Flood Watch Maps are now available on the www.cordemergency.ca/map page.

All residents, including those no longer on order or alert, are reminded to keep sandbags in place until the flood watch event has fully ended. Residents with dwellings along lakes and beach edges are instructed to not remove the debris along their property, as it can act as a barricade against rising waters and minimize erosion.  

Boaters are reminded that lake levels are high with a significant amount of floating debris. Boaters should keep their distance from shorelines and if possible keep speeds down as additional waves could cause disturbance to banks and beaches.

Last evening, the Evacuation Alert for 439 properties in the Scotty Creek subdivision in the Ellison area of the Regional District was rescinded, along with properties at 2002 Ethel Street, 1902 Lindahl Street, 1118 Brookside Avenue, 3897 Casorso Road and 1237 Pacific Avenue.  Earlier Friday, Evacuation Orders were also rescinded for 1824 and 1826 Marshall Street and 1966 Richter Street.

All residents are asked to remain prepared as the risk of flooding continues. Get tips at www.getprepared.ca.

A big thanks goes out to all the municipal crews, Emergency Support Service and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue volunteers, the BC Wildfire Service who sent out crews, and the local communities, businesses and residents that came together to support one another during a time of need.

To view the most up to date information, go to www.cordemergency.ca and view maps. Going forward, updates will be posted daily at 11 a.m., unless conditions change.