Valley residents brace for possible flooding
Torrential rainfall in recent days once again has the Comox Valley bracing for potential flooding, although high tides have come and gone with no major issues reported.
"Weather people are telling us precipitation is going to be lower today (Wednesday) than yesterday, so that should minimize the flood risk a bit, " explained Comox Valley Provincial Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Mike Fornier.
Fornier says sandbags are available from city officials in Courtenay, for residents concerned about their properties getting flooded out.
Earlier, in anticipation of intense rainfall this week, BC Hydro released massive amounts of water down the Puntledge River to leave room in the Comox Reservoir for high inflows from the latest storm events.
The so called "Pineapple Express" weather system has triggered heavy rainfall warnings and wam temperatures throughout the region.
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