Storm causes flooding

Situation might worsen if heavy rainfall continues.

Despite major rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, the only major flooding in the city occurred at the old Alberni District Secondary School property on Burde Street. The city has placed sandbags along Anderson Avenue on the western edge of the property to protect the homes in the area, some of whom have reported up to a foot of water in their yards.

“So far it’s just been some minor issues with catch basins overflowing,” city streets superintendent Wilf Taekema said, adding that the severity of the flooding will depend on the weather over the next few days.

The city is also monitoring Third Avenue for risk of a high tide and “backup of some of the storm water flow in that area.”

The News will continue to cover the flooding as more information emerges on www.albernivalleynews.com.

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