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Cache Creek issues evacuation order for a dozen properties due to flooding concerns

Last Updated Jul 6, 2020 at 5:23 am PST

(Marcella Bernardo, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

Flooding along the Bonaparte River has prompted the local emergency response center to issue the order

The people affected by the evacuation order live in low-lying properties

Spokesperson Wendy Coomber says they're making the move out of an abundance of caution

CACHE CREEK (NEWS 1130) — A couple of dozen people have now been forced from their homes due to flooding near Cache Creek.

Flooding along the Bonaparte River has prompted the local emergency response center to issue the order Sunday afternoon.

Spokesperson Wendy Coomber says they’re making the move out of an abundance of caution.

“We’re not expecting them to stay out longer than overnight. The river is still going up a little bit, not as much as it was. It’s not levelling off enough to make us comfortable. These properties are probably the lowest places along the river,” she explains.

“There’s a lot of clouds in the sky today so we’re just being a little proactive, just in case. We don’t want to move people out in the middle of the night.”

Even if it doesn’t rain in Cache Creek Sunday evening, flooding is a possibility.

“It’s very dependent on what’s happening north of us. Somebody else’s rain event turns into our flooding event. It’s a little frustrating in that sense because it’s very difficult to plan for,” Coomber notes.

This is the second time this year that the Bonaparte has forced people from their homes in Cache Creek, with high water levels forcing a few evacuations in April.