Flooding fears in northern B.C. remain with evacuation orders, alerts

HOUSTON, B.C. -- Some residents of northern B.C. remain under evacuation orders due to the continued threat of flooding, while others are still being told to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

Local states of emergency are in place in the Pendelton Bay area, where some residents have already been ordered to leave their homes, and in nearby Houston, which is under a continued evacuation alert.

A notice posted by the province's river forecast centre Saturday evening says river levels across the province have mostly stabilized, although some continue to rise because of rain and snow melt.

Flood notices were cancelled in several areas of southeastern B.C. on Sunday morning, including a flood warning for Joseph Creek near Cranbrook, a flood watch for the Kettle and Moyie rivers, and a high streamflow advisory for the Kootenay and Kettle regions.

The river forecast centre says cool temperatures in the southeastern part of the province have kept snow melt under control, although that could change later in the week with warmer weather in the forecast.

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