Flash flooding hits B.C. Interior

Aftermath of flash flooding in Cache Creek, BC, 25 May 2015 (CP)

Aftermath of flash flooding in Cache Creek, BC, 25 May 2015 (CP)


A state of emergency has been declared in the small town of Cache Creek, British Columbia, west of Kamloops, after torrential downpours created mudslides and flash flooding.

Environment Canada reports almost 40 mm of rain fell in only a few hours on Saturday and the semi-arid region was unable to handle such a large amount of precipitation in such a short time.

At least 60 homes have been damaged and at least 100 people have registered at a temporary emergency shelter.

The provincial government has announced the community of 1,100 people will be eligible for disaster relief funding.

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