More evacuation orders, alerts issued in Similkameen

Evacuation orders, alerts

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in two areas of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

RDOS issued the notices late Wednesday due to the Similkameen River flooding in the rural Keremeos area, impacting Electoral Area B and Electoral Area G.

Evacuation ORDERS have been issued for additional properties due to the imminent threat to life and property. The homes are located at 3455 HIGHWAY 3 and 3491 HIGHWAY 3

RCMP have been dispatched to make sure people get out safely.

An Evacuation ALERT is also in effect for dozens of other properties near the river.

The State of Local Emergency will remain in force for seven days until December 8, 2021, at midnight unless revoked by order of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen or the Minister responsible.

UPDATE 5:25 p.m.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has issued an Evacuation Alert for low-lying properties in part of Cawston.

The affected areas include some properties on Beecroft River Road, Chopaka Road and Highway 3.

You can find the list of addresses and a map of the Evacuation Alert area here.

ORIGINAL 1:40 p.m.

Evacuation orders have been issued in Princeton and the surrounding area due to more flooding.

Multiple low-lying properties near the Tulameen River on Corina Avenue are included in the order. Find the full list here.

Dozens of other properties have been added to the Evacuation Alert list in Allison Flats and downtown. Find that list here.

In rural Princeton, under the jurisdiction of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, evacuation orders have been issued for 10 properties along Highway 3. Find that list here.

Visit the RDOS Emergency Operations Centre websites for resource links and information updates here.

Highway 3 remains closed east of Princeton due to the Similkameen River bursting its banks.

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