Evacuation order issued for Okanagan Indian Band properties
Residents in 5 beach front lots along Jack Road asked to leave immediately
The emergency operations centre for the Okanagan Indian Band has issued an evacuation order for five beachfront lots along Jack Road west of Vernon, B.C.
EOC-OKIB Information Bulletin Release June 3 2017 Re: Evacuation Order <a href="https://t.co/ZEtYCe0GX5">pic.twitter.com/ZEtYCe0GX5</a>—@OkanaganBand
The order comes after several others were issued on Thursday for homes in the Slocan Valley and south of Vernon. Okanagan Lake continues to swell from snow melt and storms.
On Friday, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran posted a video on YouTube asking boaters to be careful on Okanagan Lake.
There is also a high streamflow advisory for the Fraser River.