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Massive storm sweeps through Prince George causing widespread flooding

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A huge storm swept through Prince George and the surrounding region Wednesday night. Mark Madryga also looks at the record-high temperatures in the region – Jun 21, 2018

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of the B.C. Interior on Thursday morning, along with many parts of Northern B.C.

A massive storm swept through Prince George on Wednesday night.

High winds and heavy rain caused damage and flooding in the region.

Environment Canada says the lingering threat is for rainfall rates of up to 25 millimetres in one hour due to the slow motion of the storm.

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Flooding in Prince George Wednesday. Credit: Ada B Gonzales Facebook.
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Flooding in Prince George Wednesday. Credit: Ada B Gonzales Facebook.
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Flooding in Prince George Wednesday. Credit: Ada B Gonzales Facebook.
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Flooding in Prince George Wednesday. Credit: Ada B Gonzales Facebook.

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B.C. Hydro says a number of outages occurred in Prince George, but many of those were short-lived and crews were able to restore power.

The storm followed another day of hot weather in the region, with temperatures reaching about 30 C.

More to come.

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