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Similkameen communities still battling risk of flooding according to River Forecast Centre, as more evacuation orders issued

More evacuation orders

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m.

An evacuation order has been issued by the RDOS for three properties on Stevenson Creek Road in rural Princeton due to flooding.

The order, issued Monday afternoon, joins multiple others in effect for dozens of properties in the Similkameen and Tulameen rivers areas.

Evacuations will commence immediately with the assistance of RCMP at 556, 561 and 563 Stevenson Creek Road.

Find a map of all properties in the RDOS under order or alert here.


ORIGINAL: 12 p.m.

Contributed Tulameen Fire Department, Sunday Nov. 28

A flood warning for the Tulameen River and flood watch for the Similkameen River in rural Princeton remain in effect Monday morning.

The BC River Forecast Centre issued the advisory and watch Sunday after heavy overnight rains continued into the daytime and water levels began to climb.

A warning means riverbanks are full and flooding will result in areas adjacent to the Tulameen River. Multiple properties in Tulameen and Coalmont remain under evacuation order. Residents who were still in the area Sunday afternoon were urged by the local fire department to leave.

The advisory for the Similkameen River means riverbanks are nearing full, and may cause flooding.

Properties all along the river in rural Princeton, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Area H, are under evacuation alert, meaning residences should be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Anyone under order or alert due to flooding can self-register with Emergency Support Services here. Find an interactive map of properties under alert and order can be found here.

An interactive map of river forecasts can be found here.



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