May 17 2018 8:34pm

Keremeos Creek breaches its banks; evacuation orders issued

The storm cells moved through Wednesday night, dropping rain in the Similkameen valley area. And first thing Thursday morning, the effects were seen in Keremeos Creek. The rapidly rising waters busted through a dike, flooding orchards and at least one house in Keremeos. Forestry fire fighters were called in to sand bag and to build a temporary dike. And upstream in Olalla, evacuation orders were issued for nine homes.

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