May 28, 2015 - 11:08 AM
CACHE CREEK - After nearly a week of being out of their homes, most residents who were under evacuation order in Cache Creek can return home.
Dozens of people were displaced this past week when a severe storm system moved through the town, dropping heavy rain and causing flash flooding throughout the village on Saturday, May 23. Evacuations were ordered and on Sunday the mayor declared a state of local emergency.
On Monday, the province approved disaster financial assistance for the community and several others in the Nicola region also hit by the storm. Premier Christy Clark toured the devastation on Tuesday.
A Canadian Red Cross resiliency centre has been set up in Cache Creek to help residents deal with the aftermath of the flood as well.
As of this morning, May 28, the evacuation alert was lifted for all properties which were under alert and the order rescinded for all but three properties in the Riverside Mobile Home Park and one property on Stage Road.
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