B.C. floods: Evacuation order, state of emergency issued

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Evacuation orders have been issued for 3 small communities in northwestern British Columbia because the flood threat rises throughout the area.

Residents of the Terrace-area communities of Outdated Remo, New Remo and Usk have been ordered out of their houses Sunday night and informed to register at a group centre simply east of Terrace.

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine additionally declared a neighborhood state of emergency as a flood watch stays in place for the Skeena and Bulkley rivers from Telkwa and Smithers to Terrace.

Flood watches have been posted Sunday for the Dean River within the Fraser Plateau east of Bella Coola and for the Liard River and its tributaries across the northeastern B.C. group of Fort Nelson and alongside Freeway 97 towards Watson Lake.

Excessive streamflow advisories cowl many different streams and rivers within the northwest nook of the province.

The River Forecast Centre says weekend rain and regular warming throughout northern B.C. will proceed to swell waterways a minimum of via Monday but it surely says the flood hazard is dropping for a lot of the southern Inside, from the Cariboo Plateau to the U.S. border.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 6, 2022.

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