Local Salvation Army workers assist after Cache Creek flooding

Two from Abbotsford are among the 20 Sally Ann workers from across the province who are helping with relief efforts

A neighbourhood in Cache Creek is shown on Monday following the flash flood that took place on Saturday.

Two people from Abbotsford are among 20 Salvation Army workers who are assisting with relief efforts in Cache Creek, which was hit by a devastating flash flood on Saturday.

Deb Lowell, public relations director, and John McEwan, divisional emergency disaster services director, will be among those assisting in the Interior village, which Premier Christy Clark visited earlier on Tuesday.

Lowell said the provincial Salvation Army has sent out two emergency vehicles and has been providing meals in the area since the start of the disaster.

She said the agency will provide other practical support where needed and “offer hope in the midst of very difficult circumstances.”

VIDEO: ‘Clark tours Cache Creek flooding, Province opens disaster assistance‘ (May 26, 2015)

Lowell said the Sally Ann workers will also be on hand during a town hall meeting on Tuesday night.

The violent storm dumped 30 to 40 mm of rain in the area in less than an hour on Saturday, resulting in flash flooding that caused millions of dollars in damages to homes and businesses.

The flood damaged about 60 homes, knocking some off their foundations and filling them with mud and debris.

On Monday, an evacuation order was given for 23 homes, with another 40 subject to an “evacuation alert,” meaning the occupants could be asked to leave on short notice.

Chevron supports fundraising campaign:

By donating at least $125 toward the Cache Creek Emergency Fund, Chevron will provide a $25 gift certificate that can be redeemed at any Chevron retail station across British Columbia. To claim this perk or for more information, click on the Chevron logo displayed in the right-hand column. Limited number of gift certificates available. See link below.

A BlackPress4Good crowdfunding campaign is underway at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8zs29

Just Posted

Walk to end abuse for those who can’t

SOWINS’s Debbie Scarborough points to the lethal potential in intimate partner abuse

Evacuation orders lifted around Osoyoos Lake

An evacuation order lifted for 15 properties around lake

Flooding complicates summer fun, health authority warns

Avoid fast-flowing water such as creeks and rivers.

Record Okanagan cherry crop anticipated

BC Tree Fruit growers expecting crop of 12 million pounds due to ideal conditions

Oliver Woofstock to raise money for guide dogs

Visit Oliver Lions Park this Sunday for the Woofstock Pet Valu Walk for Guide Dogs

What’s happening

Find out what is happening around the valley this sunshine-filled May weekend

Unusually nasty odour repulses Chase residents

Village staff trying to get bacteria working in lagoons at sewage treatment plant

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Run for beer along Penticton’s Ale Trail

The second annual Penticton Beer Run takes place on June 2

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely

Unions reject CP Rail contract offers

Both meeting Friday to determine next steps; 72 hours notice required before strike action.

B.C. jewellers warn public about fake gold scam

‘They are playing on people’s sympathy and their greed’

Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West

Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich

Hunt continues for two suspects in Ontario restaurant explosion

The explosion left 15 people injured, but all victims have now been released from hospital

Most Read