Michael Robins (left) digs in to help fortify a diversion for water flooding onto Commonwealth Estates RV Park in Kelowna drain back into a neighbouring creek adjacent to Highway 97. Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Updated: New evacuation orders issued in Central Okanagan24

Flooding is threatening properites in the Holiday Park area of Lake Country

Update 7:30 p.m.

The evacuation order for 4355 Jaud Road (Manufactured Home Park) has been recinded.

Residents are now allowed to return. While there is no alert in place for this property, if the situation changes the order may need to be reinstated, says the regional district

Emergency Management BC has new information available for residents to consider when returning to their property 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 (news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017TRAN0174-001191)

The Emergency Operation Centre is working to have assessments done on all properties under evacuation orders, with the goal of returning those properties back to their owners as soon as possible.

The Emergency Social Services Reception Centre at the Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Avenue (corner of Burtch Road and Sutherland Avenue) is currently processing the most recent residents put on Evacuation Order from Holiday Park Beachview and Park Place buildings and the Turtle Bay Lodges. It will close at 8 p.m. tonight and re-open at 11 a.m. Monday.

Also, it is recommended that anyone with sandbags already in place should leave them 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.

Due to washouts and deteriorating road conditions, travel is not recommended on Chute Lake Road.

All previous evacuation orders and alerts continue to be in effect.

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

Local states of emergency remain in effect 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. 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: www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/EmergencyPreparedness/Pages/Flooding.aspx

Information on flooding and electrical safety is also available for BC Hydro and FortisBC customers at bchydro.com and fortisbc.com.

The boil water advisory for Westbank First Nation IR#9 continues. See wfn.ca/wfnnews.htm for more information and a water system map.

People and pets should stay back from creek banks which can be extremely slippery and can be subject to erosion. Be aware that water levels may unexpectedly rise. Boaters should also watch for floating debis flowing into area lakes from tributaries.

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit 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 twitter.com/CO_Emerg and facebook.com/CORDEmergency/

For more information contact the Information Office at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).

Original story:

Flooding concerns have prompted Central Okanagan Emergency Operations to call for the evacuation of several properties in Kelowna.

Orders have been issued for the following addresses within the Regional District of Central Okanagan:

• 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park– Beachview building

• 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park – Park Place building

• 7841 Highway 97 – Turtle Bay Lodges

Evacuated residents are asked to register at the Emergency Support Services Reception Centre located in the Salvation Army Church, 1480 Sutherland Avenue.

A new Evacuation Alert has been issued for the following addresses:

• 415 Commonwealth Road, Holiday Park – Units 445, 447, 449, 451 and 453

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.

More flooding: kelownacapnews.com/tag/BC-flood

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

City of Kelowna

• 1966 Richter St

• 222 Adams Rd

• 184 Adams Rd

• 214 Adams Rd

• 3911 Old Vernon Rd

• 4355 Jaud 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

While evacuation orders remain in effect for some 90 multi-family units, four single family homes, and one commercial property in Kelowna, Central Okanagan Emergency Operations says some levels are going down.

An Evacuation Alert remains in effect for approximately 90 properties in the 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.

Details and specific addresses can be viewed on the Regional Emergency Program website mapwww.cordemergency.ca/map

The map also shows locations of sand and sandbags along with road closures due to flooding.

Local states of emergency have been declared 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.

The boil water advisory for Westbank First Nation IR#9 continues. See www.wfn.ca/wfnnews.htm for more information and a water system map.

People and pets should stay back from creek banks which can be extremely slippery and can be subject to erosion. Be aware that water levels may unexpectedly rise. Boaters should also watch for floating debis flowing into area lakes from tributaries.

For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visitwww.cordemergency.ca.

Anyone noticing a potential problem or a flooding concern is asked to call the Kelowna Fire Department at 250-469-8801.

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