More work needed on preparing Canadians for extreme weather: Premier Clark

By The Canadian Press
June 19, 2016 - 10:43pm Updated: June 20, 2016 - 12:23am

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark says more needs to be done to prepare for extreme weather events across Canada.

Clark toured flood-ravaged parts of northeastern B.C. Sunday, and said Canadians need to adapt to the impact climate change is having.

She said the province is spending $65 million on flood mitigation this year and urged the federal government to do more.

Record levels of rain pounded the Peace Region last Wednesday and Thursday, causing severe flooding that damaged homes and washed away roads and bridges.

Community meetings will be held in Dawson Creek, B.C., on Monday and in Chetwynd, B.C., on Tuesday where people affected by the floods can learn about possible financial compensation.

Flood watches and warnings in most of the region have been downgraded to high stream flow advisories as the waters recced. (Global)

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