The City of Kelowna in British Columbia has issued an evacuation alert for the Glenmore Highlands area. This alert has been issued as a proactive measure by the Emergency Operations Centre. The evacuation alert includes properties on various streets in the area.
Residents under the evacuation alert must be prepared to leave their homes at a moment’s notice. They should also be ready to be away from their homes for an extended period of time. It is advised to make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.
Residents can refer to the interactive map on cordemergency.ca to check if their street address is affected by the evacuation alert. Those under the alert can also register in advance at the provided website.
Other evacuation alerts and orders in the area remain in place. Therefore, roads within the evacuation order areas are closed. It is requested that unless individuals are evacuated or require emergency or essential travel, they should stay off roads to keep them clear for evacuated residents and first responders.
For more information, residents can contact the information line at the provided phone numbers. Additionally, they can find municipal and local government information regarding boat launch, park, and road closures on respective websites.
Residents are advised to monitor www.cordemergency.ca for further updates, which are expected on August 19 or as conditions change.