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The Peace River Regional District says residents should be prepared for flooding if they live near rivers in the region.

Sunday morning the B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the Moberly River near Fort St. John, Pine River near East Pine and the tributaries to the Peace River/Williston around Hudson’s Hope, Taylor and west of Fort St. John.

The Regional District recommends that residents living in potentially affected areas should relocate or secure boats, equipment, fuel tanks, pesticides, garbage and other belongings from low lying areas.

The District has sand bags available for residents in the affected areas. Sand and empty sand bags are available at the Moberly Lake Fire Department for lakeshore residents of Moberly Lake and can be picked up as needed.

Residents living along the East Pine and near tributaries to the Peace River that need sand bags can call Trish Morgan at 250-219-3000.

For more information on how to prepare your property visit the Districts website at

For more on the flood watch, click here

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