Officials in a small community in British Columbia’s Interior have evacuated 33 people after rain-swollen creeks spilled their banks and damaged homes, bridges and highways.
The District of Sicamous on Shuswap Lake declared a local state of emergency Saturday night and issued a do-not-use water notice for one water system..
Local fire chief Brett Ogino says swollen creeks damaged two bridges and stranded some residents.
RCMP Const. Pat Pyper says a local highway also appears have been washed away in two or three sections, and officials plan to use a houseboat to evacuate some residents.
The B.C. River Forecast Centre has blamed a low-pressure system anchored off Oregon and Washington states for the bad weather.
The centre declared a flood warning for the South Thompson River and Shuswap Lake on Saturday. (CHNL/The Canadian Press)
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