News Release No. 22 Evacuation Alert rescinded for Hodges Road properties
Central Okanagan, B.C. – An Evacuation Alert has been rescinded for two properties in the Killiney Beach area of the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.
Property owners at 9294 and 9304 Hodges Road are no longer under the Alert. The Evacuation Alert for 9284 Hodges Road remains in effect and the owner should be prepared to leave on short notice should conditions change.
Officials continue to monitor all creeks in the region including McDougall and Powers creeks in West Kelowna, Middle Vernon Creek in Lake Country, and Mill, Mission and Bellevue creeks in Kelowna.
Flows are expected to increase later next week with forecast warmer daytime and nightime temperatures, and on Monday crews will begin raising the dike along sections of the Mission Creek Greenway as a proactive flood protection measure.
Residents across the Central Okanagan are being reminded to exercise caution around creeks and streams as flow rates increase. Please keep away from stream banks as they are subject to possible erosion and can be extremely slippery.
Homeowners near creeks and streams who have experienced localized and isolated flooding in the past are asked to prepare for potential problems. Self-serve sandbags are available across the Central Okanagan. Visit cordemergency.ca/map for the location nearest to you.
Okanagan Lake is still within seasonal norms, but boaters are asked to watch for floating debris and to reduce their wake along shoreline areas.
For up-to-date information, including evacuation alerts and orders that remain in place, as well as flood-preparedness resources, sign up for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca. Follow us at facebook.com/cordemergency and twitter.com/co_emerg, or call the information line at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).
For municipal information such as specific flood protection measures being put in place, park and road closures or water quality advisories, visit their websites:
For current conditions on provincial roads such as Westside Road, visit drivebc.ca. For smaller provincially operated side roads click on the BC Flooding Information 2018 link.