Storm expected to worsen flooding
Resident Lars Androsoff carries his friend’s guitars as he walks through the floodwaters in Grand Forks, B.C., on Thursday. Soaring temperatures over the last week caused rapid melting of extremely heavy snowpacks, swelling many rivers in B.C. to flood stage and prompting evacuation orders or alerts affecting more than 2,000 properties. Environment Canada issued special weather statements Thursday covering the entire southeastern corner of B.C., including the flood-damaged Boundary region, warning of thunderstorms that will add more water to local waterways.