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.

Just Posted

Alberni’s Reconciliation Committee hosts community forum

The community event will take place on the anniversary of Walk for Reconciliation

Port Alberni’s breakfast program receives community support

The Read and Feed program runs on donations, grants and fundraising

Cherry Creek Shootout is a family affair

Alberni Men’s Club opens on Sunday

Kinder Morgan protest planned for Port Alberni

Protest is part of a nationwide movement on Friday, March 23

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Vancouver Island pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions we received from around the region

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Comox Valley hospital operating above patient capacity

The new healthcare facility averaged a 110 per cent patient volume between October and February

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

Most Read