UPDATE: 8:25 a.m. MAY 7
The Evacuation Orders issued for Commonwealth Rd., 6200 Spencer Rd., and 377 Bulman Rd. have been rescinded.
UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. MAY 6
Evacuation Orders have now been issued for the following residences and businesses at the following City of Kelowna addresses:
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
Those people on Evacuation Order should report and register at the Emergency Support Services Reception Centre located in the Salvation Army Church, 1480 Sutherland Avenue (corner of Burtch Road and Sutherland Avenue). It will close tonight at 10 a.m. and open again tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. to assist residents who have been impacted by flooding. Due to a shortage of hotel space in the area, evacuees are encouraged to try and find temporary accommodation with family and friends.
ORIGINAL STORY: 4 p.m. MAY 6.
Emergency crews and municipal staff throughout the Central Okanagan continue to attend to several areas impacted by flood waters.
Local states of emergency have been declared for Kelowna, West Kelowna and for the Fintry Delta in the Regional District of Central Okanagan to address flooding.
The evacuation order impacts approximately 90 multi-family units, four single-family homes, and one commercial property.
“A state of emergency provides the authority for staff and firefighters to enter onto private property, to enter buildings and to perform emergency repairs,” said Regional District of the Central Okanagan chief administrative officer Brian Reardon during a press conference.
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said the biggest area of concern is the corridor along Mill Creek.
“Crews are continuing to work around the clock monitoring areas of concern,” he said.
Basaran asked residents to stay out of affected areas and to follow signs of road closures.
City of Kelowna
New evacuation orders within the City of Kelowna include:
543 Rowcliffe Avenue
534 Sutherland Avenue
539 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
Flooding has forced the closure of several roads in Kelowna including:
Ethel Street from Cadder Avenue north to Sutherland Avenue
Sutherland Avenue from Pandosy Street to Richter Street
Buckland Avenue from Marshall Avenue to Ellis Street
Burne Avenue from Richter Street to Ethel Street
Brookside Avenue from Gordon Drive going east and from Wilkinson Street going west
Spencer Road – access through Country Rhodes Estates
Regional District of the Central Okanagan
The evacuation order issued yesterday for Fintry Provincial Park remains in effect.
An evacuation alert remains in place affecting approximately 90 properties in the Fintry Delta area, just south of Fintry Provincial Park. Properties affected by the alert include those in the delta accessed by Fintry Delta Road, Morden Road and Shorts Road.
Residents in this area 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.
Killiney Beach Regional Park has been closed to the public due to a minor landslide.
An evacuation order also remains in effect for two properties on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna – 6214 and 6490 due to a landslide.
In West Kelowna, Lower Gellatly Road is closed between Canyon Ridge and Angus Drive and Gellatly Road is close from Witt Road to Angus Drive. Shannon Lake Road is open for single lane alternating traffic from just north of Shannon View Drive to the intersection with Bartley Road.
Westbank First Nation IR#9 is under a Boil Water Advisory. Stay updated here for more information as well as a boundry map.
Road closures in Lake Country include Beaver Lake Road and Towgood Road from Oyama Road to Middlebench Road.
Evacuated residents are asked to register at the Emergency Support Services reception center at the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Avenue. Evacuees are also encouraged to try and find temporary accommodation with family and friends due to a shortage of hotel space in the area.
Sandbag supplies have been replenished for all affected communities and residents can find locations here.
For up to date information on the situation including a map and to sign up for e-updates, visit the website.
Anyone noticing a potential problem or a flooding concern is asked to call the Kelowna Fire Department at 250-469-8801.