Landslide forces North Westside evacuation

Landslide forces North Westside evacuation

No one was injured; Geotechnical evaluations underway in Kelowna area landslide

A tactical evacuation has been conducted for two homes due to a small landslide on Marchbank Road, off Westside Road, north of Killiney Beach.

No one was injured in the slide and geotechnical evaluations are being conducted today.

One home was not occupied and a family of three living in the second home will be referred to Emergency Support Services in Vernon for assistance, if needed.

Emergency Support Services is available for urgent matters by calling 250-469-8490; the reception centre will reopen Tuesday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise needed.

The Emergency Operations Centre remains open; and BC Forestry and various municipal crews also continue to provide on the ground support throughout the long weekend.

Information on identifying landslide risks and protecting yourself and your home can be found on the PreparedBC website