Evacuation order issued for Okanagan Indian Band properties

Residents in five beach front lots along Jack Road have been asked to leave immediately.

Residents in 5 beach front lots along Jack Road asked to leave immediately

An evacuation order for five properties along Jack Road west of Vernon was issued on Saturday, June 3, 2017 by the Okanagan Indian Band. (Google Maps)

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.

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.