B.C. flood threat eases, more rain forecast

VANCOUVER — Flooding in British Columbia continues to ease as the weather co-operates.

VANCOUVER — Flooding in British Columbia continues to ease as the weather co-operates.

Environment Canada said conditions are about two to three degrees cooler than normal and that’s helped the situation across the province.

David Wray of Environment Canada said a low pressure system will keep temperatures cooler for the next few days over the central coast and then the interior.

The system is also expect to bring around 10 millimetres of rain with it.

The Lower Fraser River is still receding and expected to keep lowering, said David Campbell from the B.C. River Forecast Centre.

“The mission gage dropped from 6.2 metres yesterday to 6.17 metres today,” Campbell said in a statement, pointing out that the river will continue to drop.

Campbell said lake and river levels were high in the Shuswap Lake area and Thompson River system.

He added moderate rainfall has helped keep rivers in a holding pattern in some areas.

Meanwhile the B.C. government and the Red Cross are still assessing flood-ravaged structures in Sicamous.

An evacuation order was lifted for the Two Mile subdivision in Sicamous and residents have returned under an evacuation alert.

Emergency Management B.C. head Chris Duffy said an assistance centre has been set up to provide residents with information on issues such as engineering concerns and ways to prevent mould in their homes.

On the Upper Fraser River ferry service at Big Bar ferry and the Lytton ferry remains suspended as water levels are too high to safely operate.

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