Canada: B.C.'s Southern Interior fear second wave of flooding, officers ask for help

Canada: B.C.'s Southern Interior fear second wave of flooding, officers ask for help

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 May 2018

British Columbia/Ottawa, May 16 (IBNS): With volunteers and emergency workers suffering from exhaustion after almost a week of fighting the floods, especially in Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Rock Creek and surrounding rural areas, politicians and officials are asking for help from the army, media reports said. 

"People have been working really long hours and it's boiling here — 32 C. They're thirsty, they're tired and they're worn out," said Jessica Mace of the Kettle River Water Authority.

The prospect of flooding is also expected to worsen over the next few days in the hard-hit southern Interior of British Columbia (B.C.) due to the melting of the heavy snowpack and a  surge of water down from the mountains caused by high temperatures.

"We are in conversation with our partners at Emergency Management BC to see what resources might be available for us," said Roly Russell, chair of the Kootenay Boundary Regional District. "We feel we could use those resources effectively on the ground."

Residents had been updated with the latest flood information during two meetings on Tuesday.

The public is being asked  by emergency personnel from the Kootenay Boundary Regional District to remain vigilant and to stay out of evacuated areas to allow emergency officials to focus their efforts.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

 

Canada: B.C.'s Southern Interior fear second wave of flooding, officers ask for help

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