Lumby residents are watching local creeks to see if flooding occurs again.

Lumby residents are watching local creeks to see if flooding occurs again.

Lumby on flood alert as rain falls

Environment Canada is calling for showers today, with a risk of a thunderstorm

Lumby residents remain on edge about flooding.

High water along Bessette, Duteau and Harris creeks receded on the weekend after overflowing their banks Friday. But rainfall today (Monday) could mean flooding again.

“The expected rain doesn’t help. It takes 16 to 24 hours to come down from the hills (and into town),” said Tom Kadla, the village’s chief administrative officer.

“We are standing by and we have sand bags in case they are needed.”

Environment Canada is calling for showers today, with a risk of a thunderstorm late this morning and this afternoon. There is a chance of 10 to 15 millimetres of rain this evening.

However, on Tuesday, the forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud. There is a 40 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon and evening and a high of 20.

Last Friday’s flooding impacted a large portion of the south end of the community. But hot weather Sunday dried those pools up.

“There’s no water behind Sheardown’s or on Shuswap Avenue. It’s also down on Faulkner Avenue,” said Kadla.