Localized Flooding Prompts Responses News Release #24

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:42pm

The Evacuation Orders for 1981 Gordon Drive, 1948 Lindahl Street, and 1122 and 1130 Brookside Avenue have been rescinded.

All other Evacuation Orders remain in effect. And road closures remain the same.

Returning home

The Emergency Operations Centre reminds all residents and property owners that are no longer under Evacuation Order and are now able to access their property to be aware that they may not be habitable or have full services, such as electrical and/or natural gas. Residents who have registered with Emergency Support Services can continue to use any unused vouchers.

Residents 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 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 – visit https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0174-001191.

Sand and sandbags

Sand bags are available at City of Kelowna Fire Station #1 at 2255 Enterprise Way. Sand and sandbags are available at Swalwell Park in Lake Country. Sand is available outside the Hotel Eldorado on Cook Road and on Commonwealth Road by Holiday Park in Kelowna.

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 Aug. 5 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. 

Interior Health also has information available for residents to consider Before, During and After a flood.

Information on flooding and electrical safety is also available for BC Hydro and FortisBC (electrical and natural gas) customers: www.bchydro.com and www.fortisbc.com.

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).