Localized Flooding Prompts Responses News Release 23
Kelowna, B.C – An Evacuation Order has been rescinded for Fintry Provincial Park north of Shorts Creek, which includes the caretaker house at 7455 Fintry Delta Road; and an Evacuation Alert has been rescinded for 90 homes in the Fintry Delta area south of Fintry Park.
An Evacuation Order has also been rescinded for 4697 Gordon Drive in the City of Kelowna.
The Emergency Operations Centre reminds all residents and property owners who are no longer under Evacuation Order and are now able to access their property to be aware that they may not have full services. Many conditions must be considered including whether there has been flood/water damage and the status of utilities and electrical/gas service. Those with property managers should see them to obtain information on the safety and status of their property.
Emergency Management BC has new information available for residents to consider when returning to their home after flooding. Some areas of importance include the safety of drinking water, safety regarding electrical and gas utilities, food safety and caution surrounding removal of furniture and building materials https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0174-001191
New Evacuation Alerts Issued in Lake Country
The following properties in the District of Lake Country have been placed on Evacuation Alert:
11080 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11110 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11124 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11136 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11152 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11166 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11180 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11194 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11218 Bottom Wood Lake Road
11039 Deldor Road
11087 Deidor Road
11109 Deldor Road
11121 Deldor Road
11131 Deldor Road
11141 Deldor Road
11151 Deldor Road
11165 Deldor Road
11225 Deldor Road
3186 Mayrus Road
3010 Reimche Road
3050 Reimche Road
3090 Reimche Road
1 - 3091 Reimche Road
3115 Reimche Road
3118 Reimche Road
101 to 121 - 3155 Reimche Road
11326 Reimche Road
11610 Rogers Road
11656 Seymour Road
11668 Seymour Road
11680 Seymour Road
Seymour Road (PID 017-705-339)
11511 Turtle Bay Court
11531 Turtle Bay Court
11571 Turtle Bay Court
11591 Turtle Bay Court
3118 Wageman Road
3151 Wageman Road
3041 Woodsdale Road
3081 Woodsdale Road
3091 Woodsdale Road
3110 Woodsdale Road
What should occupants do when an alert is in effect?
Occupants should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice should it become necessary to issue an Evacuation Order. Prepare by: locating all family members or co-workers and designate a meeting place outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated; gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance) and immediate care needs for dependants and having these items readily available for quick departure; preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children; moving pets and livestock to a safe area; and arranging accommodation for your family if possible.
What Evacuation Orders remain in affect?
In addition the following Evacuation Orders remain in effect in the following jurisdictions:
Okanagan Indian Band IR#7
279, 281, 317, 319, 321 and 323 Lake Lane
351, 353, 355, 357 and 359 Wonder Way
399, 401, 419, 421 and 423 Water Way
431, 433, 435, 437 and 467 Rest Route
all units in the Wedgewood building at 415 Commonwealth Road
415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park odd number addresses from 439 to 461 Rest Route
415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park odd number addresses from 403 to 417 Water Way
720 Commonweath Road, 233, 234, 235, 236 and the unit opposite 233
415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park– Beachview building
415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park – Park Place building
7841 Highway 97 – Turtle Lodges
20 properties within Holiday Park Resort, 415 Commonwealth Road: odd number addresses from 439 to 461 Rest Route and odd number addresses from 403 to 417 Water Way
five units at 720 Commonweath Road: 233, 234, 235, 236 and the unit opposite 233
District of Lake Country:
11019 Bottomwood Lake Road (includes property signed as 11039 Bottomwood Lake Road)
City of Kelowna (Orders)
1966 Richter Street
3545 Bulman Road
1826 Marshall Street
3897 Casorso Road
1980 Ethel Street
1981 Gordon Drive
1824 Marshall Street
1237 Pacific Avenue
2002 Ethel Street
1902 Lindahl Street
1936 Lindahl Street
1948 Lindahl Street
1118 Brookside Avenue
1122 Brookside Avenue
1130 Brookside Avenue
What roads are closed?
Old Vernon Road between Bulman and Anderson Roads
Shannon Lake Road from east of Shannon View Drive to the intersection with Stevens and Bartley Roads due unsafe conditions caused high water at the bridge over McDougall Creek.
Motorists accessing Lenz Road will be allowed through the east side of the closure, and Crystal Springs residents will be allowed through the west side of the closure.
Residents taking students to school at Shannon Lake Elementary are asked not to park on Shannon Ridge Drive as this is currently an alternate route for Shannon Lake Road traffic. Please consider parking on Woodstock Drive, Sandstone Drive, Shannon Way.
Residents taking students to school at Constable Neil Bruce Middle are asked to not park on Daimler Drive. Please consider parking on Auburn Road.
Gellatly Road from Witt Road to Angus Drive due to unsafe conditions caused by slope instability.
Gellatly Road Bridge over Powers Creek due to unsafe conditions caused by high water. Motorists are asked to avoid parking on the west side of the bridge (from West Kelowna Yacht Club to the Cove Resort) as clean up and restoration efforts are underway.
Travel is not recommended on Chute Lake Road due to washouts and deteriorating conditions.
Declarations of Local States of Emergency
The District of Lake Country has declared a State of Local Emergency. Declarations of Local States of Emergency remain 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.
Disaster Financial Assistance
The BC Government announced that Disaster Financial Assistance is available to Central Okanagan residents affected by the recent flooding. Applications must be submitted by August 5th to Emergency Management BC and are available online at www.gov.bc.ca/disasterfinancialassistance.
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
The Boil Water Advisory for Westbank First Nation IR#9 continues. More information and a water system map are available at www.wfn.ca/wfnnews.htm.
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).