EOC Update: Evacuation Order RESCINDED for Apex Mountain Village August 16, 2022, at 12:00 pm

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC) has RESCINDED the Evacuation Order for properties at Apex Mountain Village effective Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 12:00 pm. Apex Mountain Village will remain on Evacuation Alert due to a continued threat from the Keremeos Creek wildfire.

Click here to view the Evacuation Order RESCIND.

If you are not a resident or property owner at Apex Mountain Village, please avoid the area during the re-entry process. Thank you for your consideration.

A welcome back re-entry kit will be provided to residents and property owners. Copies will also be available at the Apex Volunteer Fire Rescue hall. A digital copy is available online: emergency.rdos.bc.ca

The Apex Mountain Waste Transfer Station will be available for residential garbage drop off.

Structural protection crews have conducted FireSmart activities for all residential properties at Apex Mountain Village. This includes moving woodpiles and covering structures to reduce the potential of structure fires. Residents and property owners should inspect their properties upon returning.

For more information about the RDOS FireSmart program, please visit firesmart.rdos.bc.ca.

An Evacuation Order remains in effect for 25 properties on Green Mountain Road, Sheep Creek Road, and Highway 3A in Electoral Area I.

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

  • Properties on Evacuation Order in RDOS: 25 (Electoral Area I) Green Mountain Road, Sheep Creek Road north, Highway 3A
  • Properties on Evacuation Alert in RDOS: 647 (Electoral Areas G and I) Apex Mountain Village, Sheep Creek Road south and Highway 3A, Farliegh Lake and Maron Lake, north of Olalla, and Olalla

The Disaster Psychosocial Services Program is available to affected residents: 1-888-686-3022

Click here to register for routine and emergency notifications via email, text, or telephone by Voyent Alert! notifications. You can also find a link 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.

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