Red Wing Resort latest community to be issued local state of emergency
Red Wing Resort, a gated community near Penticton pictured in this Friday, June 2, 2017 photo, faces continuing threats of flooding from Okanagan Lake and has been declared a local state of emergency by the regional district and the Penticton Indian Band.
(STEVE ARSTAD / iNFOnews.ca)
June 07, 2017 - 8:51 AM
PENTICTON - A portion of Red Wing Resort faces a continued threat from rising waters on Okanagan Lake.
The Penticton Indian Band and Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen declared a local state of emergency for the gated community northwest of Penticton yesterday evening, June 6.
Sandbagging efforts have been ongoing along the Okanagan Lake shoreline in the community for the past two weeks. B.C. Premier Christy Clark visited Red Wing Resort yesterday on an unannounced tour of flooded parts of the Okanagan.
The potential for flooding is a possibility at the resort, but at this time there is no call for an evacuation of any homes.
A declaration of state of emergency allows first responders to act quickly, should there be a need.
Any residents affected by changes that warrant evacuation will be contacted directly.
For more information, visit the RDOS website.
Residents requiring sandbags, are asked to call the emergency operations centre at 250-490-4225.
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