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Mission homes flooded after Windebank Creek overflows

03/23/2015 11:09 EDT | Updated 05/23/2015 05:59 EDT
People living on MacRae Avenue in Mission, B.C., are cleaning up today after a flash flood caused extensive damage to about ten houses near Windebank Creek on Saturday morning.

The flooding began when heavy rain washed debris down the creek and blocked the culvert, causing the creek to overflow onto the street and into the homes, according to Tracy Kyle of the District of Mission's Engineering Department.

"Depending on whether they had basement or not, some had a few centimetres of water. Others had several feet of water. There was a range, depending on how close they were to the creek."

"The homes closest to creek received the most water damage. Right adjacent to the creek there was a condominium complex. The home on the corner there received the most damage."  

Kyle says district crews will be examining the area's drainage system today to make sure there aren't any remaining blockages from debris.

Google Maps: MacRae Avenue, Mission, B.C.

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