EOC Update: Highway 97 rockslide Thursday, August 31, 2023, 9:30 am

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INFORMATION RELEASE                                                                                                         

Evacuation ALERT issued due to the threat of rockslide

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) has issued an Evacuation ALERT for four properties in Electoral Area "F", along North Beach Rd, immediately north of the Highway 97 slide area, effective Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 1:45 pm due to the threat of rockslide. 

The ALERT has been issued as a precautionary measure while the province conducts geotechnical assessments. 

For the latest updates on Evacuation Alerts and Orders, please visit emergency.rdos.bc.ca or enter your address in the Interactive Map.

At the time of this information release, Highway 97 between Callan Road and Okanagan Lake Provincial Park north of Summerland remains closed in both directions due to the rockslide. For the latest updates on local highways, including recommended alternate routes, visit DriveBC.ca 

For information on the rockslide from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI), visit news.gov.bc.ca 

Emergency Support Services (ESS) 250-486-1890

If you are on an Evacuation ALERT or ORDER, or if you have been displaced from your home due to an emergency, please self-register for Emergency Support Services (ESS). Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA): ess.gov.bc.ca 

Voyent Alert! Notifications
Click here to register for routine and emergency notifications via email, text, or telephone. You can also find a link to Voyent Alert! on the RDOS website: www.rdos.bc.ca. For further information, please call the EOC at 250-490-4225. In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

For further information, please call the EOC at 250-490-4225. In the case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. 

Issued by EOC Director