Evacuation order issued by the Okanagan Indian Band for lakefront lots

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VERNON - An evacuation order has been issued for six lots on Okanagan Indian Band land.

Rising water levels on Okanagan Lake have led the band’s emergency operations centre to order the evacuation of residences on lots 1 through to 6 on William Marchand Beach in IR 1 today, May 22, according to a press release.

People evacuated are asked to register at the reception centre at Village Green Hotel at 4801 27 St. in Vernon. RCMPare delivering the evacuation order.

An evacuation alert issued May 21 still stands for:

  • Willow Shore Road to include the civic addresses from #1 to #20 Willow Shore Road.
  • Alexis beach front property to include dwellings from #33 to #43
  • Bobby Marchand and adjacent Sandra Saddleman beachfront property

Volunteers are filling sandbags for those who need them, according to the release. They can be found at:

  • Head of the Lake Area – adjacent to the Icebox Arena;
  • Public Works & Housing Building, 11505 Westside Road;
  • Whiteman’s Creek – near the mailboxes north of the Parker Cove Restaurant.

The local state of emergency declared by the band will go on until May 30.

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