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More Flooding Expected for Port Alberni

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More Flooding Expected for Port Alberni

Rain records could be set this weekend as another weather system is heading our way. Environment Canada officials are expecting 150 mm of rain to fall between Thursday night and Saturday, before another storm hits Monday and Tuesday. Sproat Lake levels are predicted to go higher, and the water flow in the Somass River will exceed record levels set in 2014 according to Tseshaht Emergency Coordinator Hugh Braker. He says the River Forecast Centre predicts on Saturday the flow could rise to 1,300 cubic metres per second. 11 homes were evacuated on the Tseshaht First Nation and a state of emergency remains in effect. Braker says a further 15 homes could face evacuation.

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