Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003
Time: 3:30 p.m.
PRC RECEPTION CENTRE: 762-5361
PUBLIC INFORMATION LINE: 869-0386
RECOVERY CENTRE OFFICE: 868-2632
EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES (EOC): 868-2605
BC FOREST SERVICE FIRE INFORMATION: 1 888 336-7378
NEW EVACUATION ALERTS
The British Columbia Fire Commissioner's Office has instituted two new evacuation alerts for the Kelowna area due to Okanagan Mountain Park forest fire activity.
Residents in the Belgo, Black Mountain and Toovey Heights areas are on Evacuation Alert (street list attached.)
An Evacuation Alert is also in place for residents of upper southeast Kelowna, the area immediately west of the Gallagher's Canyon subdivision (street list attached).
These new Evacuation Alerts affect approximately 9,600 people, bringing the total number of area residents on Evacuation Alert to 15,100.
Residents are advised to gather essential items such as medications, glasses, valuable papers and keepsakes such as photographs. Preparations should be made to move any disabled persons and young children. Pets and livestock should be moved to a safe area.
As much advance notice as possible will be given should the need to evacuate occur, however limited notice may occur due to changing conditions.