State of Local Emergency declared for Red Wing

No evacuations ordered yet for the resort near Penticton

  • Jun. 6, 2017 10:00 a.m.

The Penticton Indian Band and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen have declared a Local State of Emergency for Red Wing Resorts.

The community is immediately west of the City of Penticton along Okanagan Lake and the Okanagan River Channel.

High water levels in Okanagan Lake have raised the potential for flooding but at this time there is no call for an evacuation of any homes in the Red Wing area. The Local State of Emergency has been issued so that local responders can react quickly if required.

More: Red Wing resort in danger of flooding

Any residents affected by any changes that warrant potential evacuation will be contacted directly.

The RDOS is actively helping people deal with flooding. Resources include free sand and sand bags. If you require sandbags, please call the Emergency Operations Centre: 250-490-4225 or Toll Free at 1-877-610-3737. For after-hours emergencies, please call the Provincial Emergency Program at 1-800-663-3456.

If property damage happens due to flooding, you may be eligible for assistance through the Disaster Financial Assistance Program. They can be contacted at 1-888-257-4777 or visit their website.

Related: Premier tours flooded areas

For more information, go to www.rdos.bc.ca or the RDOS Facebook page.

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