OKIB issues evacuation orders for flood affected residents in four locations
Okanagan Indian Band IR #1 – 23/05/2017 – The Okanagan Indian Band declared a State of Emergency on May 5, 2017 and have extended the order until May 30, 2017 as the rising lake levels and increased water flows in creeks affected homes and property on the reserve lands.
EVACUATION ORDERS have been issued at 4:30pm for the following areas:
Willow Shore Road to include the following civic address starting: #1 Willow Shore Road ending #20 Willow Shore Road
Nashwhito Beachfront: Imtil Road Lots 33 & 34—Alexis Beach on Su/Q’im Road Lot 35 to Lot 43
Whiteman’s Creek – 3 Lots North and 3 Lots South
Sandra Saddleman/Bobby Marchand/Darryl Marchand Beachfront – All Dwellings on these properties
Residents must leave the area immediately and are asked to register at the Reception Centre, which will open at 7:30pm: Vernon Recreation Centre at 3310—37 Avenue, Vernon, BC. Residents requiring assistance are advised to call the OKIB EOC at 250-542-7132.
Emergency Support Services and RCMP will be delivering the Evacuation Order to affected residences. Security will be patrolling the areas.-