Teams assess flood-ravaged structures
Jun 30, 2012 / 5:33 pm
The BC government has joined forces with Red Cross volunteers to assess flood-ravaged buildings in Sicamous as some displaced residents remain out of their homes.
Five members of the so-called rapid damage assessment team from BC Housing arrived in the town Saturday to identify unsafe conditions.
A government news release says the Red Cross has also set up an assistance centre for residents while other agencies such as Mennonite Disaster Services will be providing services as needed.
Most Sicamous residents forced to leave their homes due to flooding were allowed to return on Friday, and evacuation orders are still in place for five homes.
Highway 97A, which has been closed three kilometres south of Sicamous, was expected to reopen early Sunday evening.
While weather conditions have improved for much of the province, high water levels on the Fraser River mean ferry service to Lytton remains out of service in both directions.
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