Kamloops begins to tabulate the bill for flood damages

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Yesterday’s flash floods in Kamloops could be the most expensive in the city’s history.

Public Works Director Jen Fretz says the cost of damage is reaching into the millions.

“We had approximately 200 calls come into our public works administration centre regarding flooding types of issues. We figured there were around 40 private properties flooding. There was roughly 1-3 million dollars worth of damage it city infrastructure.”

The Mayor of Kamloops, Peter Milobar, says the city will apply to the province’s emergency disaster relief fund.

Mud and debris blanked roads and torrential rain flooded basements as the city was hit with 25 millimeters of rain in less than half an hour on Wednesday.

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