A somber forecast is coming from a local government agency.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan says flooding is imminent in parts of its area starting late Thursday, due to rain, rising temperatures and melting snowpack.
“Residents who experienced flooding last weekend will likely see flooding again and additional properties in low-lying areas near creeks and lakes will likely be affected,” says a media release.
Residents who are on evacuation order are asked to register at the Emergency Support Services (ESS) reception center located at the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna.
“Due to a shortage of accommodations, particularly over the weekend, evacuees with RV’s, trailers or campers are encouraged to use them, although they should still register with the ESS.”
More than 190 residences remain on evacuation order throughout the regional district.
Evacuation alerts are in place along Vernon Creek from Mayrus Road to Wood Lake, and in Lake Country east of Highway 97 to Lodge Road between Wood Lake and Konschun Road.