New Evacuation Order and Alerts in Lake Country - News Release #81

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 1:20pm

Central Okanagan, B.C. – An Evacuation Order has been issued for Tween Lakes Resort at 15970 Oyama Road for the exception of the Park Manager residence. The resort is currently not displacing any permanent residents.

Evacuation Alerts have been issued for the following 18 properties near Wood Lake:

  • 3210 - 3387 Clement Road (all)

  • 1 – 14, 11871 Highway 97 North

Property owners should bolster their flood protection measures if they haven’t done so already.

Residents in these affected areas should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should conditions along the waterfront change. If they haven’t already, they may also wish to take steps to protect their properties from potential flooding by sandbagging and moving any items from crawlspaces and basements. Sand and sand bag locations can be found on www.cordemergency.ca/beprepared.  Sand is continually being replenished. 

All other evacuation alerts and orders remain in effect. Check out the map at www.cordemergency.ca/map and search by address to determine if an area is under alert or order, or to find the closest sand and sandbag locations.

For more information, visit www.cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.

The most up to date lake levels can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.   The increase of lake levels being reported out by various agencies will depend on what time period is being used to report out on. 

Residents are reminded that this is a weather driven event and things will continue to evolve with the weather. A sudden change in weather could increase the risk of flooding.

For municipal information such as boat launch, park and beach closures, and water quality advisories, visit their websites:

For more information, visit www.cordemergency.ca, sign up for e-updates or call the information line at 250-469-8490.