The mayor of Cache Creek has declared a state of emergency after a violent storm tore through the small BC interior town Saturday and left a trail of damage and flooding in its wake.
Mayor John Ranta says nearly 100 people have registered at the emergency operations centre after rainfall levels topped 26 millimeters in a single hour last night.
Ranta says by declaring a state of local emergency for the approximately 1,000 residents will mean more financial support for rebuilding.
The small interior town is being described as looking like a war zone, and debris just about everywhere.
Cache Creek resident, Verla Lindoff says water was rushing down the roads at one point.
“I mean, there’s been, one home has been condemned and a couple of others have been off the foundation. Oh no, we’ve got a mess.”
Fortunately for Lindoff only her lawn and driveway were affected.
Environment Canada says a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for Kamloops, the Okanagan and the Shuswap.
Photo credit: Cache Creek resident
With files from Allison Tanner, Zahra Premji, Radio NL