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Regional District rescinds local states of emergency and Olalla evacuation order

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June 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - Changing snowpack and weather forecasts have resulted in a rescinding of local state of emergency for a number of properties in the regional district.

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has eased the state of emergency for several addresses in the Tin Horn Creek area, including:

  • 450 Road 8
  • 152, 212, 238, 242, 250, 278, 280, 292, 298, 306 and 350 Road 9

Hester Creek properties include:

  • 4898, 545, 555, 579, 583, 589, 598 and 599 Mariposa Road
  • 316, 336, 337, 352, 370, 386, 443, 466, 468, 470, 4472 Road 11

Testalinden Creek properties affected by rescinding order include:

  • 511, 545, 555, 579, 583, 589, 598 and 599 Testalinden Place
  • 4472, 4444 Golden Mile Drive
  • 4535, 4523, 4522 and 4508 Highway 97
  • 308 Road 15

The evacuation order for 2637 1 Street in Olalla has also been rescinded.

The regional district’s emergency operations centre is also reminding residents to continue using caution while approaching the foreshore of rivers and lakes, and to avoid standing on tiger dams or sandbags due to the possibility of their contents shifting.

Residents should continue to leave sandbags in place until directed otherwise by their local authority.

Municipalities are in planning stages for cleanup after the flood threat has subsided. Measures are being put into place to deal with sandbags and their contents, as well as flood debris. Residents are asked to comply with local instructions for sandbag disposal.

Special requests for sandbag removals will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Contact the emergency operations centre at 250-492-0237 for more information.


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