An Evacuation Alert has been issued for the Upper Carmi area, east of Penticton, by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre (RDOS EOC).
A map of the area and list of addresses impacted are available on the RDOS EOC Twitter feed.
The RDOS EOC is working with BC Wildfire to assess the situation.
Stages of Evacuation
Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately. You are encouraged to register all family members at the nearest reception centre so emergency responders know you are safe.
Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. This is the time to gather your grab-and-go bags and ensure your vehicle has fuel. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.
Evacuation Rescinded: All is currently safe and you can return home. Stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.