Evacuations expanded - State of Emergency remains in effect

An Evacuation Order has been expanded to include the following properties on Rest Route and Water Way within Holiday Park RV and Condo Resort at 415 Commonwealth Road due to flooding:

  • 439 Rest Route
  • 441 Rest Route
  • 443 Rest Route
  • 445 Rest Route
  • 447 Rest Route
  • 449 Rest Route
  • 451 Rest Route
  • 453 Rest Route
  • 455 Rest Route
  • 457 Rest Route
  • 459 Rest Route
  • 461 Rest Route
  • 403 Water Way
  • 405 Water Way
  • 407 Water Way
  • 409 Water Way
  • 411 Water Way
  • 413 Water Way
  • 415 Water Way
  • 417 Water Way

And a new Evacuation Order has been issued for the following units at 720 Commonweath Road:

  • 233, 234, 235, 236 and the unit opposite 233

These affected residents are encouraged to register with the Emergency Support Services volunteers staffing the reception centre at the Salvation Army Church, 1480 Sutherland Avenue (corner of Sutherland Avenue and Burtch Road).  It has reopened to assist these new evacuees and will then close.  It will open again at 11:00 am tomorrow (Monday) morning.

Details and specific addresses can be viewed on the Regional Emergency Program website map www.cordemergency.ca/map.The map also shows locations of sand and sandbags along with road closures due to flooding. 

Assessments continue on all properties under Evacuation Orders with the goal of returning those properties to their owners as soon as possible.

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

The Emergency Operation Centre recommends all sandbags be left in place even if it appears that stream and water levels are dropping.   Conditions and weather can change without notice resulting in a return to high water levels and potential flooding.

Officials continue to monitor the levels and flows of area creeks, streams and lakes.  Residents should use extreme caution and keep children and pets away from creek banks which can be very slippery and subject to erosion.  Water levels and flows may rise unexpectedly.  Boaters are asked to keep speeds down when near the shoreline to reduce potential wake erosion.  As well, they should watch for floating debris flowing into area lakes due to the higher flows.

Travel is not recommended on Chute Lake Road due to washouts and deteriorating conditions.

 

The following previously issued Evacuation Orders and Alerts continue to be in effect: 

Okanagan Indian Band IR#7

  • Order - 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park– Beachview building
  • Order - 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park – Park Place building
  • Order - 7841 Highway 97 – Turtle Lodges

City of Kelowna (Orders)

  • 1966 Richter St
  • 222 Adams Rd
  • 184 Adams Rd
  • 214 Adams Rd
  • 3911 Old Vernon Rd
  • 3545 Bulman Rd
  • 1826 Marshall Rd
  • 3897 Casorso Rd
  • 4697 Gordon Dr
  • 1980 Ethel St
  • 1981 Gordon Dr
  • 1824 Marshall Rd
  • 1237 Pacific Ave
  • 2002 Ethel St
  • 543 Rowcliffe Avenue
  • 534 Sutherland Avenue
  • 1955 Pacific Court
  • 1915 Pacific Court
  • 1902 Lindahl Street
  • 1936 Lindahl Street
  • 1948 Lindahl Street
  • 1118 Brookside Avenue
  • 1122 Brookside Avenue
  • 1130 Brookside Avenue

Regional District of the Central Okanagan

  • An Evacuation Order for Fintry Provincial Park remains in effect
  • An Evacuation Alert remains in effect for approximately 90 properties inthe Fintry Delta area, just south of Fintry Provincial Park. Properties that are affected by the Alert include those in the delta accessed by Fintry Delta Road, Morden Road and Shorts Road.
    • Residents on alert should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should conditions along Shorts Creek worsen. They may also wish to take steps to protect their properties from potential flooding.

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.

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

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