‘We Lost Everything’: Many Residents in Princeton, BC Still Digging out From Floodon November 21, 2021 at 3:02 pm

PRINCETON, British Columbia—Mario Loutef had little sleep the four days leading up to Saturday, when he piled his ruined belongings in the street outside his home in Princeton, B.C. A vast swath of the downtown in the community two hours south of Kamloops was decimated when the Tulameen River overflowed its banks, flooding homes and forcing people to evacuate. The community still remains on an evacuation alert but for many, like Loutef, the damage couldn’t get any worse. “It turned the corner and then it was like a tsunami because it filled up the little streets on the way here. But once those were taken care of that’s when the water took care of my space and everybody else on the road,” he told The Canadian Press. A think coat of black mud has covered everything on the first floor of the home. Loutef has working around the clock since …

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