1 in 100 Year Flooding
B-C Premier John Horgan has said this may be a ``one-in-100-years'' flooding season, and the provincial government will review its options for further support later this morning.
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says he's never seen anything like the devastation he saw in Grand Forks, during a visit to the community Sunday. About three thousand people have been evacuated. The snow melt has pushed river levels above 1948 records, flooding businesses and homes. Farmworth says funding will depend on the full extent of the damage, but the province is committed to supporting the community
Residents and emergency crews are bracing for another surge of floodwaters. In the North Okanagan our forecast is calling for temperatures about 10 degrees higher than the seasonal norm. Monday's forecast is calling for a high 31.
Okanagan Lake is still within seasonal norms, but boaters are asked to watch for floating debris and to reduce their wake along shoreline areas. There was some good news on the weekend - an Evacuation Alert was lifted for two properties on Hodges Road in the Killiney Beach area.