Environment Canada issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Quesnel and Williams Lake Thursday morning.
“A moist and strengthening southeasterly flow of air is developing over the Chilcotin, Cariboo and western central interior this morning. A coastal cold front will sweep across the mountains and into the interior this afternoon, triggering the potential for the development of severe thunderstorms.”
“The main threat from these storms is heavy downpours and powerful wind gusts,” states Environment Canada in an alert bulletin.
With the forecast, Emergency Management BC warns that more flooding is anticipated with the potential for landslides in the province’s Central and Southeast regions.
In an information bulletin, they recommend that homeowners, farmers and business owners take the appropriate steps to protect their properties and assets.
Key warning signs for a potential landslide may include:
- Abnormally dirty water.
- Accumulation of large logs or debris.
- Sudden changes in stream flow or volume.
- Changes in water from clear to dirty.
- Rapid accumulation of sediment along flat creek sections.
- Falling rocks, boulders or sliding soil may indicate a larger landslide.