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Cache Creek ends up being raving river as floodwaters increase: mayor


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Stretches of highways 1 and 97 have actually been closed in both instructions, and Ranta says a river is streaming over where the 2 paths converge in Cache Creek.

The mayor is advising homeowners to keep away from the creek that’s ended up being a raving river, and says the neighborhood will return on its feet in the future.

“With the amount of water coming down … putting a few sandbags up is not going to save anything,” he says. “The water is going to go where the water wants to go.”

B.C.’s River Forecast Centre has actually released a flood caution for the Thompson area that includes neighborhoods consisting of Cache Creek, Lytton and Merritt. 

A flood caution is likewise in result for Whiteman Creek as it streams into the east side of Okanagan Lake, where the Okanagan Indian Band has actually released an evacuation order for numerous homes in the Parker Cove area.

Parker Cove citizen Gordon Best says his home is far enough away that he’s not stressed over flooding, however he’s never ever seen the waters of Whiteman Creek swell a lot in his 15 years of living there.

“The creek’s been high before, but not like this,” he said Wednesday.

“It’s quite extraordinary.”

Lower-level flood enjoys cover the Okanagan, Boundary and Kootenay areas in addition to locations surrounding the Salmon River in between Salmon Arm and Vernon.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has actually triggered sandbag centres.

A flood watch is likewise in result for the middle Fraser River plateau, consisting of locations around Quesnel and Williams Lake.

The projection centre says snowmelt has actually been increasing, specifically in mid-elevation locations, and rain is anticipated to follow warm, bright conditions later on today.

In the north, high streamflow advisories are in result for the Williston area along with locations surrounding Prince George.

This report by The Canadian Press was very first released May 3, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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