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.

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