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BULLETIN # 16 Town of Osoyoos Information on Flooding Preparedness

May 22, 2018
Town of Osoyoos
For Immediate Release
Updates of Evacuation Alerts and Orders
 
The Town of Osoyoos is actively working on a plan to get residents who were evacuated during the recent flooding of Osoyoos Lake, back into their homes.  Residents are asked to remain patient as this process continues.
 
Solana Key
 
The water has been successfully removed from this road through Gabion Baskets and pumps.  Crews are now cleaning up the area and a rapid damage assessment crew will be heading out to these properties to assess them for damage and clear them for occupancy.  Please be patient during this time and only allow staff carrying proper credentials into your home.  These properties remain on Evacuation Order until cleared by Town officials. Please feel free to contact the Town Office at 250-495-6515 if in doubt about the credentials.  It is hoped that this order will be removed before the end of this week.  Fortis Gas will be working with the Town to assess the safety of turning gas back on to these properties as well.
 
Harbour Key and 5805, 5809, 5810, and 5812 Cottonwood
 
This street remains flooded and will not be assessed for re-entry of all residents until the water recedes (with the exception of two properties*).  Residents are being advised they are still under Evacuation Order and if they have chosen to remain in their homes they must not use their sewer services.  Some residents in the area have been experiencing sewer backup in their homes due to use of the system by their neighbours.  Please be respectful of your neighbours and discontinue use. The Town will be looking at enforcement measures if residents continue to use the sewer system.
 
*Two properties on Harbour Key that are no longer affected by the road flooding or sewer shut off will be assessed in the next day or two.  These residents will be notified by Town crews and Fortis Gas of inspections.
 
6404 Cottonwood and 7702 Main Street
 
These properties remain under Evacuation Order until further notice.
 
Kingfisher Drive
 
The one property on Kingfisher remains on Evacuation Order until further notice.
 
Paradise Park – 5901 Main Street
 
The 69 units at Paradise Park remain on Evacuation Order until further notice.
 
Town Infrastructure
 
The Town will be removing some of the sandbags located on top of manhole covers on Lakeshore Drive in the next couple days.  These were placed to protect the infrastructure along that road and with the Tiger Dams and Gabion Baskets in place they are no longer at risk.  This should not be taken as an indication that all sandbags can be removed.
 
The public is advised to LEAVE THEIR SANDBAGS IN PLACE.  All sandbags should remain in place until further notice.  There is still a potential that the Lake may increase and until that threat is over all remedial action taken to protect your properties should remain.
 
All Evacuation Alerts remain in place until further notice.
 
For more information: Website: www.Osoyoos.ca
For immediate inquiries call the RDOS EOC (250) 490-4225
 

Janette Van Vianen, Emergency Program Coordinator
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Event date: 
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
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Box 3010, 8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V0
(TF) 1.888.495.6515
(T) 250.495.6515
(F) 250.495.2400
(E) info@osoyoos.ca

 

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