The latest brutal storm system to hit the Pacific Northwest ordered fresh evacuations in flood-ravaged British Columbia and caused at least one mudslide late Sunday.
threat level: flood siren sounded in Washington state As the Nooksack River flowed south across the border and into Canada. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Brown told reporters There was “nothing to stop it,” as the rising waters were near the B.C. border town.
During this, A period of heavy rain on top of already saturated soil was expected to lead to “additional flooding and continued threats of landslides in western Washington.” National Weather Service warned.
state of play: Abbotsford has been under evacuation alert since the last historic atmospheric river event, which struck the Pacific Northwest last week, and Braun said the water level had risen by more than 17 inches.
- Fresh evacuation orders and alerts were issued for the area on Sunday, including an area in the border town hit by mudslide Amidst heavy rain.
- Washington’s parts were down too Flood Watches and Warnings whole night.
what to watch: The latest atmospheric river, or layer of moisture, was gradually weakening overnight, but the National Weather Service said early Monday that parts of the Pacific Northwest were expected to receive heavy rain Tuesday through Tuesday.
- There is a slight risk of extreme rainfall in some parts of the region from Monday onwards.
- “The associated areas of heavy rain will create localized areas of flash flooding, affecting areas that experience rapid runoff with heavy rains,” the NWS said. “Northwest will continue to rain with low intensity on Tuesday.”