Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Flood Watches maintained across North Coast, Northwest and Haida Gwaii

The River Forecast Centre has maintained a number of Warnings and advisories for communities around the North Coast, Haida Gwaii and Northwest as we head into Tuesday afternoon, among the notices are:

Flood Watch - North Coast including areas around Prince Rupert and Highway 16 west of Terrace

Flood Warning (UPGRADED)- North Coast including the Kitimat River, Little Wedeene River, Kemano River, Hirsch Creek and other rivers and creeks in the Kitimat, Terrace, Kemano and surrounding area 

Flood Watch (NEW)- Haida Gwaii including rivers and creeks on Graham Island and Moresby Island 

High Streamflow Advisory (NEW) – North Coast including the Nass River and Stewart

The full overview of the advisories can be reviewed here.

The warning comes as Environment Canada reminds residents of the region of the Heavy Rainfall Warning still in effect on the coast and points inland.

The weather service is calling for an additional 75 mm of precipitation once the system comes ashore, that's anticipated to come later this afternoon, with the latest cycle of weather to remain with us into the evening.

As the province updates its Advisories for the region, the City of Prince Rupert continues to make note of local issues such as high tides and the amount of anticipated precipitation through a notice posted to the City website, though no update to that advisory has been posted since last evening.

For more items related to weather events across the Northwest see our archive page here.

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