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Flooding fears grip B.C. city located along banks of mighty Fraser River

June 18, 2012 - 5:35 PM

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The City of Prince George has declared another state of emergency and issued evacuation orders for 18 homes because of rising river levels.

It took the action for the second time this month after the BC River Forecast Centre announced flood warnings for the Fraser River.

The centre says the river's level is expected to hit between 10.3 and 10.8 metres by tomorrow afternoon, the highest level since 1972 when the river reached 10.4 metres.

City spokeswoman Chris Bone says 17 of the homes area along one street.

She says the city is also installing more temporary dikes in the area, and an emergency operations centre has been set up at city hall.

The city issued evacuation orders to the same 17 homes and closed a local park June 7 after flooding fears.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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