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Flood Watch

/ 97.3 The Eagle

Parts of the North Island area remain under a flood watch. Coordinator of the Comox Valley Emergency Program Howie Siemens says a storm that moved over the region Sunday night wasn’t as bad as expected. He says they are still on standby as the system that is coming in right now could have the potential to dump up to 50-70 mm of rain. “It also has the potential as weather does for us on Vancouver Island, it may stall or may come over the actual spine of the island and provide more rainfall into the watershed,” states Siemens. He says they working with BC Hydro to make sure that there is very little impact. “I think we are in a good position right now,” continues Siemens. “We have been working for the last couple days to get the aqua dams and sandbagging in place, as well as notifying residents in that at risk area.” Siemens says it’s likely the flood watch will continue through the rest of this week with more heavy rain events in the forecast.

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