Rainfall numbers surpassing expectations in some areas

By 11 a.m., Environment Canada reported that Fort St. John received 25 millimetres and Dawson Creek received around 24 mm, which is the same for Chetwynd and Hudson's Hope. Tumbler Ridge received 21 mm.

The storm is moving eastward and estimates in the Alberta Peace are up as high as 200 mm over the two-day period.

However, on the B.C. side of the border, the Noel station, just south of Dawson Creek had already recorded the most precipitation by late this morning at 29 mm.

Although Grande Prairie, Alta. is expected to be at the centre of and receive the brunt of the storm, it had so far only received 15 mm of rain, whereas Peace River, Alta. received 27 mm. Yet, Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist says other areas such as Rolla have probably received even heavier precipitation.

The B.C. River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the entire Peace Region but that it is being especially vigilant with rivers in the Southeast Peace, including the Kiskatinaw and the Pouce Coupe.

In addition, the Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for areas in the South Peace around Gundy, Tupper, Tomslake, One Island Lake and Kelly Lake. It has also sent out sand and sand bags in anticipation of flooding.'