BC Flood

Flooding is shown on a highway near Duncan, B.C., on Sunday, January 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Evacuations in northwest B.C., flood warnings, watches issued as rivers swell

Flood warnings for sections of the Skeena, Stikine and Tuya rivers, flood watches for several others

 

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

 

Water levels at Cedar Point Park near Likely continue to be high, as seen here Friday, June 26, and more rainfall is in the forecast through to Thursday, July 2. The Cariboo Regional District is advising residents in some areas of the Cariboo and Chilcotin to be on alert for flooding. (Tate Patton photo)

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

 

(The Canadian Press)

River centre says heavy rains could bring flooding to central, northeastern B.C.

Water levels are already unusually high and river banks can be extremely unstable

(The Canadian Press)
The water level in Okanagan Lake is above full pool and may rise by a few more centimetres before the lake level peaks this year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan Lake level surpasses full pool

Significant flood damage not expected in Summerland this year

The water level in Okanagan Lake is above full pool and may rise by a few more centimetres before the lake level peaks this year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Storm strands travellers, cuts off only road access to remote B.C. community

Bamfield still waiting for promised road upgrades after fatal bus crash last September

  • Feb 3, 2020
Tom Jarvis speaks with a driver at the start of Bamfield Main on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Heavy rain from an ‘atmospheric river’ that hit the west coast of British Columbia on the weekend caused several washouts on the 88-kilometre road. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
A home is surrounded by flood waters from the Similkameen River near Keremeos, in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Waters rising in flood-ravaged southern B.C. as residents brace for ‘round two’

Heavy rains and spring runoff combined to push floodwaters to levels not seen in 70 years in and around Grand Forks last week.

A home is surrounded by flood waters from the Similkameen River near Keremeos, in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)

May long affecting Okanagan-Similkameen flood preparations

Hotels fill up as RDOS seeks emergency lodging; residents with medical needs should self-evacuate now

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again laster this week. (File photo)
A bridge has failed along the creek at 14th Ave. I’m told stream was running on top of the bridge until creek breached. Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Bridge collapse in Okanagan Falls

A bridge has collapsed along Shuttleworth Creek in Okanagan Falls

A bridge has failed along the creek at 14th Ave. I’m told stream was running on top of the bridge until creek breached. Dustin Godfrey/Western News
Evacuation order made as creek floods in South Okanagan

Evacuation order made as creek floods in South Okanagan

An evacuation order has been issued due to flooding in Okanagan Falls

  • May 10, 2018
Evacuation order made as creek floods in South Okanagan
Wind worries as Okanagan lake continues to rise

Wind worries as Okanagan lake continues to rise

Wind could create more flooding issues

Wind worries as Okanagan lake continues to rise
UPDATE: North Westside residents can return home

UPDATE: North Westside residents can return home

Slope stability testing on Monday has allowed residents affected by landslide to return to their homes

UPDATE: North Westside residents can return home
Kelowna to be hit by one-in-200 year flood

Kelowna to be hit by one-in-200 year flood

“We are expecting to see is unprecedented water levels …”

Kelowna to be hit by one-in-200 year flood
Lower Nicola cut off from City of Merritt

Lower Nicola cut off from City of Merritt

Flood waters force evacuations in the Lower Nicola region.

Lower Nicola cut off from City of Merritt
Localized flooding prompts responses

Localized flooding prompts responses

UPDATE: Road closures in Kelowna, local state of emergency in West Kelowna as flood continues

Localized flooding prompts responses
Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek

Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek

Clark changed her campaign route Saturday, to visit Cache Creek.

Christy Clark arrives in Cache Creek
UPDATE: Search continues for Cache Creek fire chief

UPDATE: Search continues for Cache Creek fire chief

More than 50 search and rescue crews continue looking for Clayton Cassidy

UPDATE: Search continues for Cache Creek fire chief
Updated: Flood watch for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Updated: Flood watch for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Rivers and creeks in the Okanagan and Shuswap are being monitored for flooding.

Updated: Flood watch for the Okanagan-Shuswap
Update: Storm warning lifted

Update: Storm warning lifted

A special weather statement has been issued for the Shuswap, South, Central and North Okanagan.

Update: Storm warning lifted