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West Kootenay/Boundary bracing for more flooding; Environment Canada issues weather statement

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
May 16th, 2018

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the West Kootenay, Boundary, and Arrow Lakes regions, warning of a system that may bring heavy rainfalls to areas already impacted by flooding.

“Showers and thunderstorms over the next few days will impact areas affected by overland flooding. Total rainfall amounts will be in the 20 to 40 mm range by late Friday,” the website says.

“Today: The threat will be thunderstorms with the potential for brief, heavy downpours in the Kootenays. Rainfall amount in thunderstorms could reach 15 mm in an hour.

“Thursday and Friday: Showers will continue over the Kootenays and will spread west into the Okanagan Valley Thursday afternoon. Embedded thunderstorms and the continued risk of heavy downpours are possible in these areas.”

To follow their weather alerts, go to https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

 

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