News releases

Okanagan Lake level reaches full pool
June 17, 2022
Central Okanagan, B.C.  –  Okanagan Lake has reached a level of 342.51 metres, 3 centimetres above full pool, and is expected to continue to rise through the next week. “We’re expecting a couple more weather events in the days ahead that will bring rain and wind,” said Sandra Follack, Central...
News Release No. 3 - Mission Creek Flood Update
June 15, 2022
Kelowna, B.C. – The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is asking the public to leave debris washing up on shore from the Mission Creek flood in place until water levels recede as it helps to protect from further shore erosion. Boaters are also asked to be mindful of their speed and...
News Release No. 2 - Local State of Emergency Declared for the City of Kelowna
June 14, 2022
Date: June 14, 2022  Time: 2:15 p.m.  Kelowna, B.C. - A local State of Emergency has been declared for the Kelowna area in response to the threat to property caused by isolated flooding in Kelowna along Mission Creek, Scotty Creek and the upper reaches of Mill Creek.   Over the past 24 hours,...
EOC Activated to Manage Localized Flooding Along Mission Creek
June 14, 2022
News release #1  Date: 06/14/2022 Time: 10:00AM  Kelowna, B.C. – Over the past 24 hours, the Kelowna area has seen more rain than expected in the mountains and the valley, which has led to rising water levels in creeks and streams. There has been isolated flooding in Kelowna near Mission Creek and...
Emergency preparedness begins at home
April 29, 2022
The Central Okanagan has had its share of emergencies, including floods, landslides and wildfires. Each has its own unique set of circumstances and challenges, but experts agree there is one common element that can help keep residents and their families safe during any emergency: being prepared. “...