Heavy rains, strong winds and high water flows in the ACRD

Weather in the ACRD over the next 24 hours is likely to include heavy rain, high temperatures and high stream flows.

Weather in the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District over the next 24 hours is likely to include heavy rain, high temperatures and high stream flows. This current atmospheric pattern is expected to persist throughout the week.

A series of moist Pacific storms will continue to impact the South Coast for the next several days. The next storm is poised to reach the coast Monday night. The storm will bring heavy rain with rainfall amounts overnight of 40 to 50 mm. A rising freezing level will result in high stream flows. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings.

Please monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a Flood Watch for the Somass River basin including the Ash River, Stamp River and Sproat River and smaller streams in the surrounding area.

Please monitor the latest stream forecasts and warnings from the BC River Forecast Centre at www.bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca.

Rainfall events of this nature can trigger high turbidity in community water supplies with the possibility of a boil water advisory. Notification will be provided but in the meantime, please conserve water. The following additional advice is provided:

  • Ensure that the drains on your property are clear and unlikely to clog.
  • Stay away from water courses as flows may surge and can be dangerous.
  • Those living in low lying areas along streams and rivers should be extra cautious.
  • Prepare for the possibility of power outages.
  • Limit water use.
  • Self serve sand bags and sand are available at the Beaver Creek Fire Hall.

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