With a heatwave on the way, sodden B.C. prepar…

With a heatwave on the way, sodden B.C. prepares for second flood surge:



British Columbia saw its first flooding surge of the season last week, prompting nearly two dozen states of emergency and forcing about 4,000 people from their homes.

The weekend weather was drier, but officials are warning that round two of the flood surge is likely on its way with warm weather expected to melt even more snow — sending more run-off into swamped communities.

Environment Canada says Grand Forks, one of the hardest hit areas, can expect temperatures around 28 C all week with rain hitting on Wednesday.

More than 2,700 people are still under evacuation orders in the region. Search and rescue officials said the flooding in Grand Forks has already been “catastrophic,” with more than 30 rescues necessary on Friday alone as people became trapped in their homes or, in one case, the Kettle River.

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