BC Flooding 2017

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BC Flooding 2017

BC is having serious floods this Spring. This is serious shit and my heart goes out to those folks experiencing flooding here in BC as well as across Canada. 

Several homes evacuated following Kelowna landslide as flooding hits southern B.C.

Emergency operations centre also established for residents near Kamloops in Thompson-Nicola regional district

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/thompson-nicola-floods-1....

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Tragic.

Cache Creek fire chief reported missing near flood waters

Search and rescue, fire crews resume search Saturday

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cache-chreek-fire-chief-c...

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Spring temperatures cause flooding, mud slides for southern B.C.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/spring-temperatures-cause-flooding-mud-slid...

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UPDATE: Armstrong declares flood emergency

The City of Armstrong has declared a state of local emergency due to flooding which is occurring throughout the community

https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/armstrong-declares-flood-emergenc...

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Back when I lived in Dresden, ON, there was a flood.  The Sydenham river was backed up with floating ice, and the whole town was drowned.  I remember seeing Town officials standing by the banks, looking at the reading on a measuring stick.  And I remember paddling a canoe down the main street of town.

I also remember that when the flood came, there was some kind of "Oil 'n' Lube" business near the river, and when the waters rose it flooded their oil reservoirs, so the whole friggin' town had an oil slick on it.  When the waters went down, everything touched by the flood had "ring around the collar" from that oil.

I also remember that the Town volunteer fire department was prepared to fill the basement of any homeowner who wanted it.  The idea was that if the flood waters poured into your basement, they would be muddy and filthy, but if you filled your basement with clean water before the flood got up to that level, the clean water would keep the dirty water from pouring in, and you'd only have to deal with water, but not mud and silt.  That always struck me as a hell of a tough choice, and a hell of a gamble.

As I recall, the waters got within six or so inches of flooding our house, but we were in the "floodplain" and had no basement, so in the end we were unaffected.

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Is this their "Mel Lastman moment"?

Are they helping to shovel rainwater?

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quizzical

the snow pack on the Rockies, Selkirks, Cariboo and Monashees has barely even started. i mean barely.  we got fresh snow on them just a couple of days back.

if it gets hot quickly it's not going to be nice down stream.

Rev Pesky

The Fraser River is pretty brown, at the moment. It seems a bit early for this, but perhaps I'm not remembering correctly.

 

quizzical

it's still low and blue here at the headwaters what's in it down steam comes from further down stream lol.

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Landslide prompts North Westside evacuation

A small landslide came down in the Killiney Beach subdivision below Westside Road. 400 remain on evacuation order.

http://www.saobserver.net/news/update-landslide-prompts-north-westside-e...

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Flooding fears rise as 'unseasonably warm weather' hits south Okanagan

High winds and cooler temperatures expected to follow by Tuesday night

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/flooding-fears-rise-as-un...