Flooding issues new evacuation warnings for BC’s Manning Park, Eastgate, San Ang communities
The continued effects of this week’s intense storm surge prompted a new evacuation warning for nearly 150 properties in BC’s Manning Park, Eastgate and San Ang communities.
The Okanagan-Similkameen Region issued a warning Saturday morning, citing the “potential danger to life, health and property” posed by floodwaters in areas of the “H” Constituency .”
Residents living in affected areas have been asked to pack essential items such as government identification and medication, and plan to transport any relatives or neighbors with disabilities. if the warning is upgraded to a command.
A complete list of assets under evacuation alert is available on the RDOS website.
Officials also advised residents living in flooded areas to be aware of potential hazards, such as “falling trees or unstable power poles, damaged gas and power lines, or possible damage to power lines and power lines.” polluted.”
Due to concerns about contaminated well water, RDOS has advised residents to drink only bottled water or to contact the Home Office of Health for information on disposing of their wells for personal use.
The district said anyone unable to care for themselves during the flooding was urged to leave their homes immediately. Those who need assistance getting out can contact the Emergency Services.
“Residents should understand the risks of staying. Emergency response teams may be limited or unavailable due to travel problems or other flood-related problems such as downed power lines. or the driveway is washed away,” RDOS said in a press release.