Interior BC hit by flooding

House swept away in Two Mile, BC, 25 June 2012 (CP photo)

Rapid snowmelt and recent wet weather has caused rivers and streams to spill their banks in Interior British Columbia.

Hardest hit has been the town of Sicamous, north of Kelowna, where hundreds have been forced to evacuate and one person has been killed.

At least one home was swept away and dozens more homes and cars have been damaged in flash floods.

The region depends heavily on summer tourism with marinas, boat rentals, motels and shops all suffering as a result of the flooding.

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