Province Gives Flood Repair Money to Peace Region
Prince George, B.C. – The provincial government is giving the Peace River Regional District $2.5 million for debris removal and preventative work following the heavy rainfall that hit the region particularly hard last June.
The money will be used to support communities with stream channel restoration work which will include removal of debris that leads to flooding, re-sloping and re-vegetation. The work is to begin immediately to get a jump on winter freezing.
The $2.5 million is on top of the approximate $1 million provided to individuals in the wake of the summer flooding in the Peace. As well, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has had crews and contractors on the job since June in an effort to repair roads and highways that were severely damaged. The province has spent $15 million on repairs.
The government says the total estimated cost of damages resulting from the Peace flooding could reach $100 million.