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Hope District declares local state of emergency and issues evacuation alerts – .


The District of Hope declared a local state of emergency on Sunday evening amid lingering concerns over sustained heavy rains.

The district said the move was intended to facilitate any alerts or evacuation orders that may be needed from the last atmospheric river to hit British Columbia.

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Residents of the homes on Riverview Drive were also placed on evacuation alert Sunday night and ordered to be ready to leave at any time.

Only one property in Hope on Tunnels Road was already subject to an evacuation order.









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The Fraser Valley remained under a rain warning on Sunday, with between 100 and 125 millimeters of precipitation in the forecast.

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“Today we have more precipitation, but not as much as on November 14 and 15. The Coquihalla and Fraser rivers, although currently elevated, are not expected to reach the (November 14 and 15) levels, ”said Mayor Peter. Robb said in a statement on Sunday.

“The effects of water are felt in our lower elevation areas such as the East Kawkawa Lake area, the south end of Kettle Valley Road, Othello Road and other places.”

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Meanwhile, the Fraser Valley Regional District extended an evacuation order on Othello Road east of Hope to a total of 13 properties on Sunday afternoon.

A number of properties in Laidlaw, southwest of Hope, were also placed on evacuation alert Sunday due to flooding in several waterways, including Lorenzetta Creek, Wahleach Creek and Hunter Creek.

The latest wave of rain is expected to end on Monday, before a potentially more powerful third storm arrives Tuesday and Wednesday.

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