People evacuated from a Kamloops trailer park after yesterday’s flash flood were allowed to return home today.
Kamloops mayor Peter Milobar says as of six o’clock Wednesday evening the evacuation order was lifted for some 100 people out of house and home.
“They will still be without power but this will enable them to get in and assess the damage in their individual dwellings and take care of things like perishables and stuff like that. It is a good step forward but certainly they have a long ways to go for clean up yet.”
However Milobar says the question now is are those homes in any condition to live in…
“We could see the watermarks when we toured through there today on the sides. It is still unknown how much water actually got into the bulk of the trailers or not. We are hopeful they are habitable but that is the next step of re-entry here people getting in and assessing the damage inside of the walls.”
He says the province has stepped up with some funds.
“The province has stepped forward and approved disaster financial assistance for the whole Kamloops area. We have other areas of the city that were impacted by the rain event as well.”
Yesterday a torrential downpour turned a trailer park into a river forcing people to pack up and get out.