More evacuation alerts has been issued for Osoyoos by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen due to the threat of flooding. Photo courtesy of Sandy Steck

23 Osoyoos properties on evac alert

The alert comes as the lake continues to rise from mountain snow melting into nearby rivers

The Town of Osoyoos has issued evacuation alerts for 23 properties along the lakeshore.

The majority of the alerts are for Spartan Drive in Osoyoos, with others on Cottonwood Drive, Crab Apple Court and Lakeshore Drive. The evacuation alert was issued due to “the threat of flooding within the Town of Osoyoos, because of the potential danger to life, health and property damage.”

“In the event that the situation deteriorates, residents will be given as much notice as possible via an advance evacuation alert, which may be followed by an evacuation order.”

Related: Rain will push risk of ‘extreme flooding’ in Okanagan

Once evacuated, residents are asked to leave the evacuated area immediately and register at the reception centre, which will be identified if and when the orders are issued.

Once issued an evacuation alert, residents should:

  • Locating all family members or co-workers and designate a Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.
  • Gathering essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependents and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc.). Have these items readily available for quick departure.
  • Preparing to move any disabled persons and/or children.
  • Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.
  • Arranging to transport your household members or co-workers in the event of an evacuation order. If you need transportation assistance from the area please call 250-490-4225.
  • Arranging accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.

Just Posted

‘The most beautiful moment of my life’ – Penticton kidney donor

A Penticton woman donates one of her kidney’s

Open burning permitted again in Kamloops Fire Centre

Low fire rating prompts decision throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

Spirit North funding annoucement now expected any day

Indigenous Services Canada annouces new timeline for funding annoucement

Man with Penticton connection convicted of manslaughter

Shayne McGenn found guilty in apartment killing of David Delaney

Penticton city council considering neighbourhood carriage house ban

Councillor votes on the issue, despite owning a home in the neighbourhood

Your morning news in 90: Sept. 19, 2018

Tune in for 90 seconds to get the top headlines for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

Who’s running in Penticton’s election?

Candidates for the Penticton municipal and school board election

Competition tribunal to hear B.C.-based case on airline food starting in October

The competition commissioner argued Vancouver airport authority had exploited its market position

Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through Canada’s burgeoning cannabis sector

Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington in search of a way to bridge divide

Young people need us to act on climate change, McKenna tells G7 ministers

Catherine McKenna led off the three-day Halifax gathering Wednesday

Who’s running in Oliver’s election?

Candidates for the Oliver municipal and rural election

B.C. woman facing animal cruelty charges after emaciated dog seized

Kira, a Rottweiler, had kidney and bladder infections

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon.

Most Read