News

Flood warning downgraded, but Elk Valley still at risk

A long crack in the road near Elko caused by rising water eroding the earth underneath the asphalt. - Photo by K Haarstad
A long crack in the road near Elko caused by rising water eroding the earth underneath the asphalt.
— image credit: Photo by K Haarstad

The flood warning issued yesterday by the B.C. Rivers Forecast Centre has been downgraded to a flood watch.

However, forecasters say they are still concerned about the Elk River's potential to flood, after heavy rainfall of between 25 to 50 mm over the past 24 hours.

A flood warning was issued yesterday when heavy rain raised the river level significantly.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
Herman goes to Africa
Sparwood all-candidates forum well-attended
 
Cities target gaps in care for mentally ill
 
First snow fall of the year
Doctors prescribe additional hospital beds
 
Prince Rupert students complete work on healing and reconciliation gift to government
 
Liberals, NDP spar over MMBC recycling rollout

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.