Thunderstorms and flood risk continue in the B.C. Interior
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 8:58 AM - Flooding in B.C.'s southern Interior last week prompted several communities to declare a state of emergency, and more rain is in the forecast for the weekend.
"[A] few showers and thunderstorm risk for the interior through Sunday, with the next front moving onshore through Monday," The Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Hinds-Powell says.
"[So] conditions [will] remain slightly unsettled into Monday."
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Thunderstorms are also expected to affect the Lower Mainland on Sunday.
Heavy downpours are what's worrying residents of the B.C. southern Interior, which is again at risk of flooding after last weekend's flood crises.
The B.C. River Forecast Centre has several flood watches and high streamflow advisories in effect, along with several high streamflow advisories, though some were ended Saturday.
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The Central Okanagan regional government issued several evacuation alerts and orders this week, including some addresses in Kelowna. On Saturday, some had been rescinded, with flooding not as bad as initially expected. However, officials are still warning people to be vigilant.
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"This is way too early in the game," Kelowna's emergency operations director told CBC News. "We got a reprieve. We may have three to four good days, but if another storm cycle moves in things could be just as bad."
Families are asked to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit. For more information on this and where you can find sandbags, residents are asked to visit cordemergency.ca.
Check back for updates as this system unfolds.
SOURCES: B.C. River Forecast Centre | Emergency Info B.C. | CBC News