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BC to provide flood updates as the third atmospheric river emerges

The provincial government will provide updates on BC flood Monday, after another wet weekend.

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Officials will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. PT. It will be broadcast live on BC1 and Global Facebook BC Page.

The city of Abbotsford remains on high alert as it prepares for more flooding, and has scheduled a separate press conference at 2pm PT.

Highway 1 east to Chilliwack is Closed on Sunday due to high water level, while sirens sounded in Sumas City across the US border, warning residents there to evacuate as the Nooksack River overflowed.

Evacuation orders remain in place for Huntingdon Village in Abbotsford, where water levels remain high.


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The District of Hope has declared a local state of emergency amid fears of prolonged heavy rain.

The move is intended to facilitate warnings or evacuation orders that may be needed as the latest atmospheric river makes landfall in BC.

Residents of homes on Riverview Drive were also placed on evacuation alert.

A single property in Hope on Tunnels Road has an evacuation order.


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A flood warning has been issued for Merritt as water levels in the Coldwater River continue to rise, as the military works to assist in strengthening flood defenses.

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blank“We continue to hope for the best and plan for the worst,” said Mayor Linda Brown, noting that “all is not bad” as crews were able to repair the dike, reinforce riverbanks and infrastructure protection.

This article will be updated after Monday morning’s press conference.

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