Oyama evacuation orders issued

Rising water levels have led to evacuations in Oyama.

An evacuation order has been issued for Tween Lakes Resort on Oyama Road except for the park manager’s residence. The resort is currently not displacing any permanent residents.

Evacuation alerts have been issued for the following 18 properties near Wood Lake:

3210 – 3387 Clement Road (all)

1 – 14, 11871 Highway 97 north

“Property owners should bolster their flood protection measures if they haven’t done so already,” sates Central Okaqnagan Emergency Operations.

“Residents in these affected areas should be prepared to leave their homes on short notice should conditions along the waterfront change. If they haven’t already, they may also wish to take steps to protect their properties from potential flooding by sandbagging and moving any items from crawlspaces and basements. Sand and sand bag locations can be found on www.cordemergency.ca/beprepared. Sand is continually being replenished.”