Storm ex­pected to worsen flood­ing

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA - CP PHOTO

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 flood­dam­aged Boundary re­gion, warn­ing of thun­der­storms that will add more wa­ter to lo­cal wa­ter­ways.

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