EOC Update: Evacuation Order RESCINDED for selected properties along Hwy 3A Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:00 am

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INFORMATION RELEASE                                                                                                         

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) has rescinded the Evacuation Orders for the community of Olalla in Electoral Area “G” at 10:00 am Thursday August 11, 2022. The Olalla area will remain on Evacuation Alert.

Highway 3A will remain closed. Local traffic only. RCMP members are patrolling the area. Checkpoints will remain in place to ensure only residents or property owners access the Olalla area.

Firefighters will be active along Highway 3A to monitor spot fires and protect homes.

Smoke may reduce visibility and residents are asked to slow down, drive carefully, and watch for crews and equipment. 

Evacuation Alert for Olalla, BC

Evacuation Alerts are rescinded for the Village of Keremeos and rural Keremeos in Electoral Area G.

Properties remaining on Evacuation Order: 273 in Electoral Area I

Properties remaining on Evacuation Alert: 399 in Electoral Areas G and I

The village of Apex and a portion of Green Mountain Road remain on Evacuation Order.
Some structural protection equipment remains in place at Apex.

To confirm whether your property is on Evacuation Order or Alert, please visit the interactive map: emergency.rdos.bc.ca

Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception Centres: August 11, 2022
Penticton: 120 Green Ave
– Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Keremeos: Victory Hall – Open 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The EOC is hosting an electronic video update to provide information about the Keremeos Creek wildfire at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Watch the electronic video update on the RDOS YouTube channel.

Disaster Psychosocial Services Program: 1-888-686-3022

Voyent Alert! Notificationsr 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, please call 9-1-1.

Issued by Director of RDOS EOC.

K50863 updated 8112023