Family of three evacuated from Okanagan home after landslide

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KELOWNA - Evacuation crews were needed this weekend after a small landslide on the northern end of Okanagan Lake.

Two homes were evacuated as a precaution after a small landslide on Marchbank Road, just north of Killiney Beach according to Central Okanagan Emergency Operations. One home was empty at the time and a family of three were in the other. No one was injured in the slide and the family of three were refered to services in Vernon.

Geotechnical evaluations of the area are happening today.

Yesterday, May 20, Okanagan Lake rose another 3.7 cm, bringing the level to 342.83 m. The emergency operations organization is urgeing lakefront property owners to protect their land. The lake is expected to rise to 343 m, but property owners should prepare for 343.6 m, to include a buffer.


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