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Heavy rain threatens to flood First Nation reserve in B.C.

 


A First Nation near Port Alberni, B.C., expects to evacuate some homes as heavy rains cause rivers to flood.

Tseshaht Nation emergency preparedness co-ordinator Hugh Braker said the community has been sand bagging riverside properties and roads, but with up to 120 millimetres of rain expected by Wednesday, the risk for flooding remains high.

Out buildings including garages and carports were damaged by flooding on the weekend, but no homes have been affected yet, Mr. Braker said. Six families who were forced to leave their homes on the weekend as a precaution were able to return, but a new round of evacuations is anticipated to begin Monday evening.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/heavy-rain-threatens-flood-to-first-nation-reserve-in-bc/article32716134/

 

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