The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) issued evacuation orders for three homes after a nearby creek breached its banks.
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‘We are seeing unseasonably warm temperatures, so the B.C Wildfire Service is reminding people to please be extremely cautious,’ the government agency said.
“It was a little scary,” Tracy Burrell said of watching the fire running toward her property.
Every year, between April and May, local streams and creeks swell with melted snow from the mountains.
Despite the above-normal snowpack, warmer weather this week is not expected to lead to any significant flooding.
Spring weather is also a critical flood risk factor, the forecast centre said.
Issued on Saturday at 8:29 a.m., the warning predicts another 5 to 10 centimetres of snow between Hope and Merritt.
Higher snowpack levels combined with warm temperatures have City of Kelowna officials considering the potential for some flooding to occur into July of 2021.
“It sounded like a semi running across my roof,” John Huizenga said of the extreme wind. “Just unbelievable.”
Winds of 70 km/h gusting up to 90 km/h are forecast Sunday afternoon in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, hitting Victoria first before moving to Metro Vancouver late in the day.
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