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PHOTOS: Kelowna captures the flood

UPDATE May 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. We have updated this story with photos being sent in by readers. Send photos and videos to News@KelownaNow.com

For the most recent news on the Central Okanagan flooding, click here.

Photos from May 6, 2017

Photo credit Michelle Appleton - From our Westjet flight at 9 a.m.

Photo credit Michelle Appleton - From our Westjet flight at 9 a.m.

Photo credit Michelle Appleton - From our Westjet flight at 9 a.m.

Photo Credit - Dylan Tryre - Parkinson Recreation area at 10:00 am on May 6, 2017

Photo Credit - Dylan Tryre - Parkinson Recreation area at 10:00 am on May 6, 2017



It was a perfect recipe for a wild storm in Kelowna on Friday, May 5th.

Heavy rain that began Thursday night and continued well into Friday, combined with snowmelt caused by warmer temperatures had emergency officials busy responding to flooding and high water levels through the Central Okanagan on Friday.

<who> Photo Credit: Contributed.

An Evacuation Alert is still in place affecting approximately 90 properties in the Fintry Delta area, just south of Fintry Provincial Park.

Multiple areas in West Kelowna have been dealing with flooding beginning on Friday morning, including Gellatly Road and Hitchner Road.

<who> Photo Credit: District of West Kelowna. </who> Flooding on Gellatly Road.

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for Mission Creek.

Glad I live on the other side of the street!! #kelowna #millcreek #okanagan

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McDougal Creek by Hitchner Road also flooded over its walls swamping a near by back yard.

<who> Photo Credit: Natasha Rose.

<who> Photo Credit: Natasha Rose

6,000 BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna lost power for much of the day due to a compromised power pole from the flooding.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan closed two overpasses along the Mission Creek Greenway, as well as a large part of the Glen Canyon Trail.

Heavy flooding was reported at Bulman Road, which is still closed from Shadow Ridge golf course to Heron Road.

Proline Construction Materials on Adams near Kelowna Springs had extensive flooding outside their business as well.

<who> Photo Credit: Contributed.

Photo credit - Jen Grunert - Adams Road flooding

Photo credit Jen Grunert - Adams Road

Photo credit: Glen Cullen - Richter Street where Mill Creek crosses

Raw video from Holiday Park Resort on Commonwealth Road. Reader reports that the small golf course there is flooded. "We have never seen it this high, we will be sandbagging if it gets any higher." Shirley, a resident at the Holiday Park.

Photo credit - Trisa Brandt - Marshall St and Rowcliffe Ave around 7 pm on May 5, 2017

Photo credit - Trisa Brandt - Marshall St and Rowcliffe Ave around 7 pm on May 5, 2017

Photo credit - Trisa Brandt - Marshall St and Rowcliffe Ave around 7 pm on May 5, 2017

Photo credit - Jenna Cooper - Marshall Street

An Emergency Support Services reception centre has been set up at the Salvation Army at 1480 Sutherland Avenue, corner of Burtch Road and Sutherland Avenue, to provide information to residents impacted by flooding.

Mill Creek photos of flooding at Spencer & Old Vernon Road.



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