Rivers expected to rise again in the Grand Forks area

The RDKB will be holding community meetings Tursday to update residents on the flooding situation in the Boundary.

Residents will have a chance to ask officials questions, with the meetings from 4-6, at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds, and from 7-9 at the Grand Forks Secondary School.

Mayor Frank Konrad says the pictures and videos of the devastation, don't even show the whole picture.

He says he's never seen anything as devastating in his life.

He says it's going to be a touchy subject, which he's discussed with Minister Mike Farnworth and the Premier, how are they going to deal with homes being in a flood plain. Is there going to be options to rebuild? They're dealing with flood now, but he says they have to look ahead because when the waters recede they have bigger obstacles ahead of them.

 Farnworth, who was in Grand Forks on the weekend, says the province will be working with the affected communities to help them rebuild after the flooding subsides.

Meanwhile Konrad says Officials at the Emergency Operations Centre have been working around the clock, along with emergency officials.

Volunteers have also been tirelessly supporting relief efforts across the Boundary region. So far, 220,000 sandbags have been distributed. 

There are still thousands of people evacuated, and officials say the public must remain out of evacuated areas. 

Crews continue to repair critical dikes in the Boundary region in priority sequence.