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Windstorm forces Lumby residents from their homes

RCMP Spokesperson Gord Molendyk
March 16, 2015 - 11:45 AM

VERNON - Lumby residents were evacuated from their homes over the weekend due to a major windstorm.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 14, RCMP officers were called to a home in the 400 block of Mabel Lake Road in Lumby for a hydro hazard caused by the wind.

“The wind blew a portable carport up into a power line,” RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says. “It then fell down onto the metal roof of a mobile home.”

The residents were evacuated and accommodation was arranged for them by Emergency Social Services. While B.C. Hydro and the Lumby Fire Department were on scene, a tree fell down creating risk to other mobile homes in the area.

“Occupants in several units were evacuated and assisted by ESS,” Molendyk says.

Mounties taped the area off and neighbours were alerted to the risk. Five trailers were affected, Molendyk says. The tree falling company would not attend in the wind but came Sunday morning to deal with the trees. Molendyk says damage to the mobile homes was minimal and the residents are back home now.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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