Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Evacuation Alerts for More Homes as Officials Monitor B.C. Flood Threat

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Evacuation Alerts for More Homes as Officials Monitor B.C. Flood Threat

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More B.C. homes on alert due to flood threat

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VANCOUVER - The organization that monitors river levels across British Columbia is warning of the potential for more flooding over the weekend and early next week, especially in the southern Interior, southeast B.C. and the northeastern corner of the province.

The River Forecast Centre says those regions are expected to see the warmest temperatures over the next few days, speeding snowmelt into already surging rivers, and it says that warmth will be followed by rain next week.

Flood warnings remain posted for the Nazko and West Road rivers in the Cariboo region, while flood watches cover central Interior rivers including the Bonaparte, Baker Creek and other waterways around Merritt, Cache Creek, Williams Lake and Quesnel. …

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