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Evacuation Order RESCINDED for Remaining Sections of Electoral Area “B” EXCLUDING Bouleau Lake and Pinaus Lake

Posted Saturday, September 4, 2021

Update - September 9 @11:45 hrs - the remaining Evacuation Orders and Alerts have all been rescinded and are deemed all clear. Read the media release here. 

The Evacuation Order issued for RDNO Electoral Area “B” properties on the west of Okanagan Lake and above Westside Road due to the White Rock Lake wildfire has been rescinded. All homes in the rescind area are reverted to Evacuation ALERT status. Residents must remain ready to leave their homes again on short notice if the fire situation changes. Please note that the properties on Bouleau Lake and Pinaus Lake remain on Evacuation Order.

The Okanagan Indian Band has also made changes to their Evacuation Alerts and Orders in this area, and you can find their mapping and information at www.okib.ca.

RDNO Electoral Area “B” Addresses Downgraded to Evacuation Alert include:

  • 140, 464 of Whiteman Creek Road
  • 252, 351, 425, 485, 631, 635, 400 block of Nashwito Road
  • 17, 65 of Cain Road
  • 75, 79, 305, 311, 315 of Beau Park Road
  • 10, 15, 50, 93 of Banks Road

Please see the map below. 

Residents that have sustained damage to their primary residence that has left the building unlivable, including total losses, can access extended Emergency Support Services by visiting the Reception Centre at the Dogwood Gym in the Vernon Recreation Centre (3409 35th Avenue). Please note that the hours are 9 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 4 pm.

To ensure a safe homecoming to properties remaining on Evacuation Alert, residents should consider the following when returning to their homes:

  • Walk around the perimeter checking for electrical wires, the smell of gas or hanging debris
  • Enter your home with caution and check that the main power breaker is off
  • Do not use your sewage disposal system unless you know it is capable of handling waste
  • Refrigerated food - discard refrigerated food that has spoiled, as well as food that has been stored in a refrigerator that has lost power. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Frozen food - discard frozen food that has thawed. If your freezer has been exposed to fire or has been without power for more than three days, toss the contents entirely.
  • Canned food – canned goods should be safe unless the can has bulged, rusted or is badly dented. Wash and disinfect all cans exposed to smoke. Food stored in glass jars and exposed to heat should be thrown out.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help for mental or psychological recovery. The BC Mental Health Support Line is open 24 hours a day at 310-6789 (no area code).
  • If loss of property has been identified, call your insurance representative to start your claim.

A list of wildfire recovery and supports can be found at emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/wildfire-recovery/.

The Evacuation ORDER issued for the remaining properties in Electoral Area ‘B’ located on the west side of Okanagan Lake remains in effect, including:

  • All premises on Bouleau Lake
  • All premises on Pinaus Lake

Further information will be issued as updates are received from the BC Wildfire Service. RDNO residents are encouraged to continue to visit www.rdno.ca and the RDNO Facebook page for more information. A detailed map of all Evacuation Alerts and Orders in the area can be found at EmergencyMapBC.

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