British Columbia Sun

Hope mayor assured city is planned for the near round of abundant rainfall

Key takeaways: 

  • Environment Canada prophesying 100 millimetres of rain for Fraser Valley Tuesday.
  • The District of Hope announced a local state of emergency on Sunday, and schools were shut on Monday in expectation of the incoming storm.

Hope’s resident prepared for another heavy rainfall: 

The community of Hope, B.C., is planning for more rain this week, as the third in a line of storms hammered the region, causing massive rainfall to regions already seriously affected by flooding. 

The District of Hope announced a local state of emergency on Sunday, and schools were shut on Monday in expectation of the incoming storm. 

Nearly a dozen homes are on evacuation warning as of Monday evening, and one property was directed to evacuate. 

Environment Canada has announced a special weather statement, prophesying 50 to 100 millimetres of rain for the Fraser Valley Tuesday by Wednesday.

Read more: Constant rain urges more evacuation commands as B.C. braces for 3rd constant storm

Hope is under a flood watch for the lower Fraser River, but a flood alert has been declared for the Coquihalla River above Alexander Creek, just east of Hope.

A Fraser Valley District spokesperson affirmed to the media that a “small number” of constructions on Othello Road have been suffered as a consequence of flooding on Sunday and Monday, but workers can’t get into the space to fully evaluate the amount of the loss. 

Mayor Peter Robb declared Monday he’s sure the city is prepared for the prophesied 100 millimetres of rain.

“I believe we’re ready,” he stated. Source – cbc.ca

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