Flooding Continues – Will Peak Saturday afternoon/evening then again Monday/Tuesday

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    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Saturday 24 February 2018 - Saturday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness this afternoon then 40 percent chance of rain late this afternoon except wet snow over higher terrain. High 6. Saturday night: Rain ending after midnight then cloudy. Wet snow over higher terrain. Becoming windy late this evening. Low plus 2. Sunday: Rain showers or wet flurries. High 6. Sunday night: Rain showers or flurries. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 8. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 7. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Wednesday: Rain or snow. High plus 4. Wednesday night: Rain. Low plus 1. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 7. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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The rain should begin to taper off in a few hours.  Sometime after midnight Friday/Saturday, but the damage is done.  Flooding is continuing along the Somass River and the Tseshaht First Nation are in emergency mode and have evacuated some people as they sandbag to try to protect homes near the river.  Full Flood Information is Here.

If you need sandbags the City of Port Alberni has sand and bags in the City Works parking lot on 6th Avenue.

We also had some unexpectedly strong winds on Friday afternoon that knocked out power in many parts of Port Alberni as well as Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  According to meteorologists, it may have been due to a micro-burst of wind.

 

The outlook remains wet. The rain should finally stop by around 4AM Saturday morning but the break won’t last. Showers will begin again around 11AM.  You can see the remains of tonights front moving through Washington state at the same time.

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A weak bit of rain will come through again on Saturday night and Sunday morning (including with the time change!).  But it will only be

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Most of Sunday actually looks OK though! It will be dry pretty much all day if the forecast is correct!

We then have another 30mm coming at us for Sunday night and Monday and then more on Tuesday.

Take care out there. And if you can volunteer at the Tseshaht Admin building at 7AM Saturday morning. They need help.