VICTORIA - Evacuation alerts have been issued in two southern B.C. communities because of Spring flooding.
In Kimberley, several homes were flooded when two creeks overflowed, and residents have taken refuge at the city's curling club.
Water levels have receded slightly, and crews have sandbagged the area while they try to pump the water out.
A second evacuation order covers the community of Tulameen north of Princeton, where residents are being told to be ready to leave due to rising ground water because of the spring thaw.
Dave Campbell of the B.C. River Forecast Centre says recent hot weather in parts of the southern Interior and Kootenays has accelerated the snow melt in mid to low-level elevations.
The centre says rain in the forecast will keep stream levels high through Friday. (News1130)