The second wave of that major Pacific storm system is hitting the south coast.
Environment Canada has issued rainfall and wind warnings, and the River Forecast Centre is warning of high stream flow on creeks and rivers in the area.
A state of local emergency was declared late Tuesday covering Parry’s RV Park near the Englishman River outside of Parksville, and several residents were evacuated. There’s also a state of emergency in Courtenay.
In Ladysmith the heavy rains caused an overflow at the sewer treatment plant, and the Town was forced to discharge waste water into the harbour.
On the Sunshine Coast, meanwhile, emergency officials have been warning about the potential for storm surges as a so-called King Tide combines with high winds.
BC Ferries was forced to cancel the first two round trips of the morning between Comox and Powell River, and has also cancelled the 10:30 and 12:30 sailings from both sides on the Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay route.
And, BC Hydro has also had a quieter morning in our region, with only scattered minor outages.