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Evacuation warnings were issued for areas of B.C. with flood and thunderstorm 

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Key takeaways: 

  • Some citizens asked to prepare for potential flooding in the southern Interior and northern B.C.
  • The B.C. River Forecast Centre has given high streamflow advisories in the region’s north and interior areas. 

B.C.’s River Forecast Centre has provided a flood watch for areas of the region’s Interior as the warming climate causes snowmelt and rising waters. At the same time, high streamflow advisories stay in place across much of northern B.C., initiating evacuation alerts in several small communities.

The latest flood watches cover the East Okanagan River, including Mission Creek and tributaries, the West Kettle River, and Spius Creek. A flood watch means river levels increase and may surpass their banks and flood adjacent parts. 

Advisories have also been given for the Similkameen River, tributaries near Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, the Salmon River near Salmon Arm, and rivers in the Kootenay-Boundary region, including the Kettle River, Granby River, and surrounding tributaries.

Two communities northwest of Princeton, B.C., have been given an evacuation warning. The Regional District of Similkameen-Okanagan says citizens in the villages of Coalmont and Tulameen should be prepared to leave in case an evacuation order follows.

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B.C.’s River Forecast Centre has provided a flood watch for areas of the region’s Interior as the warming climate causes snowmelt and rising waters

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, in the southern Interior, also issued an evacuation warning for ten properties in rural Grand Forks.

In northwestern B.C., a flood alert has been issued for the Bulkley River, and evacuation warnings are for low-lying properties on either flank of the river at Smithers and properties in the Quick Station Area.

Evacuation warnings have also been posted for northern B.C., in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, for properties along the Skeena River north of Terrace.

The prediction center says a low-pressure system will bring unsettled climate and moderate to heavy rainfall across the Interior beginning Friday.

Source – cbc.ca

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