Cache Creek evacuation order remains in place after flood

Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta says he wants to see a report from geotechnical engineers before lifting the evacuation order on nearly two dozen homes.

23 homes remain under evacuation order after rain and hail flooded the village on Saturday

Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta says he wants to see a report from geotechnical engineers before lifting the evacuation order on nearly two dozen homes in the Interior B.C. village.

Ranta says 23 homes remain under evacuation order and about 40 remain under evacuation alert following last Saturday's flood that swept away yards and swamped homes and businesses.

He says he has not received the report from geotechnical engineers on the stability of local slopes and hills but once he does he can consider lifting the orders.

Ranta says homes that have been damaged beyond repair will remain under evacuation order and will likely be condemned but the owners will be able to claim disaster financial assistance from the B.C. government.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark surveys some off the mud left behind by Saturday's flood in Cache Creek. (CBC)

Saturday's storm dropped 26 millimetres of rain in less than an hour on Cache Creek, and the deluge sent water flowing down the streets like rivers..

Premier Christy Clark visited the community located about 80 kilometres west of Kamloops yesterday and called the damage unbelievable.

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