Some North Thompson communities reporting 'localized flooding,' TNRD says

Localized flooding reported

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is reporting localized flooding in some areas along the North Thompson River.

“Localized flooding has been observed in some communities along the North Thompson River, such as Blackpool,” TNRD emergency operations centre director Kevin Skrepnek said in a Friday afternoon news release.

“Fortunately, rainfall in recent days has not led to significant flooding in other areas of the TNRD that are at high risk.”

Skrepnek said TNRD officials are “closely monitoring” weather conditions and their impact on freshet, including the potential for a storm early next week that could bring significant rainfall.

The regional district said it has deployed sand and sandbags to 16 locations in 12 communities.

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