Localized Flooding Prompts Responses - News Release #18

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:48pm

Kelowna, B.C –  New Evacuation Orders have been issued for the following addresses within the Regional District of Central Okanagan:

  • 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park– Beachview building
  • 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park – Park Place building
  • 7841 Highway 97 – Turtle Lodges

Evacuated residents are asked to register at the Emergency Support Services Reception Centre located in the Salvation Army Church, 1480 Sutherland Avenue.

A new Evacuation Alert has been issued for the following addresses:

  • 415 Commonwealthh Road, Holiday Park – Units 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453

Residents on alert should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should conditions along Shorts Creek worsen. They may also wish to take steps to protect their properties from potential flooding.

The following Evacuation Orders and Alerts continue to be in effect: 

City of Kelowna

  • 1966 Richter St
     
  • 222 Adams Rd
     
  • 184 Adams Rd

  • 214 Adams Rd

  • 3911 Old Vernon Rd

  • 4355 Jaud Rd

  • 3545 Bulman Rd

  • 1826 Marshall Rd

  • 3897 Casorso Rd

  • 4697 Gordon Dr

  • 1980 Ethel St

  • 1981 Gordon Dr

  • 1824 Marshall Rd

  • 1237 Pacific Ave

  • 2002 Ethel St

  • 543 Rowcliffe Avenue

  • 534 Sutherland Avenue

  • 1955 Pacific Court

  • 1915 Pacific Court

  • 1902 Lindahl Street

  • 1936 Lindahl Street

  • 1948 Lindahl Street

  • 1118 Brookside Avenue

  • 1122 Brookside Avenue

  • 1130 Brookside Avenue

 

Regional District of the Central Okanagan

  • An Evacuation Order for Fintry Provincial Park remains in effect

  • An Evacuation Alert remains in effect for approximately 90 properties inthe Fintry Delta area, just south of Fintry Provincial Park. Properties that are affected by the Alert include those in the delta accessed by Fintry Delta Road, Morden Road and Shorts Road.

Details and specific addresses can be viewed on the Regional Emergency Program website map www.cordemergency.ca/map

The map also shows locations of sand and sandbags along with road closures due to flooding. 

Local states of emergency have been declared for the City of Kelowna, the City of West Kelowna and for the Fintry Delta in the Regional District of Central Okanagan to address flooding.

Information on Flood Preparedness and Returning After A Flood

The Preparedness BC website has information to help those property owners with protecting their property from flooding and some considerations for those returning after a flood.  http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc_flood_information_for_homeowners_and_home_buyers_web.pdf

Interior Health also has information available for residents to consider Before, During and After a flood:  https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/EmergencyPreparedness/Pages/Flooding.aspx

Information on flooding and electrical safety is also available for BC Hydro and FortisBC customers: 

The boil water advisory for Westbank First Nation IR#9 continues. See www.wfn.ca/wfnnews.htm for more information and a water system map.

People and pets should stay back from creek banks which can be extremely slippery and can be subject to erosion.   Be aware that water levels may unexpectedly rise.  Boaters should also watch for floating debis flowing into area lakes from tributaries.

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit www.cordemergency.ca.

Anyone noticing a potential problem or a flooding concern is asked to call the Kelowna Fire Department at 250-469-8801.

Information will also be provided via the https://twitter.com/CO_Emerg and https://www.facebook.com/CORDEmergency/ For more information contact the Information Office at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).