The City of Delta is warning residents to be on the lookout for flooding Tuesday due to a rising tide and gusty winds from another round of winter storms.
Although Monday’s high tide resulted in no reported flooding issues, according to the city, another storm surge is expected on Tuesday.
Notices are being sent to residents of the Beach Grove and Boundary Bay neighborhoods.
High tides on Tuesday are scheduled for 9.44 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
The City says staff will be on site to monitor the situation and respond as needed while residents are advised to take the necessary precautions.
Sand and sandbags are available at Seaview Road, 1A Avenue Boat Launch, 3rd Avenue Beach Access, and 16th Avenue Beach Access av.
A wind warning for Metro Vancouver has ended, but a rain warning is in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver.
Environment Canada says two back-to-back storms will bring 60 to 110 mm of rain by late Tuesday evening to Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
Squamish expects to see the highest amounts of precipitation, with up to 110mm.
“Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash flooding and water accumulation on roads,” warns Environment Canada. “If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your headlights and maintain a safe distance. Avoid driving through water on the roads.
The first storm is expected to pass Monday at noon, while a second will hit Monday evening and intensify overnight before calming down Tuesday evening.
There is a risk of flooding and high river levels due to ice clogged sewers and because the ground is too frozen to absorb water.
Vancouver crews are working to shore up the shore before Monday’s rising tide
A Pacific frontal system also triggered a wind warning for the southern Gulf Islands. Southeast winds of 70 gusting to 90 kph are expected ahead of tomorrow’s frontal system while the King Tides are expected Tuesday morning.
“Another Pacific frontal system is approaching the south coast (Tuesday). Ahead of the front, southeasterly winds of 70 gusting to 90 kph will develop over areas adjacent to Haro Strait ( Tuesday) morning. Winds are expected to ease later in the day,” Environment Canada says. “Additionally, we now have high confidence in a larger storm surge event occurring with the King Tide on Tuesday morning.”
In the wake of the second front, strong westerly winds are expected near Juan de Fuca Strait tomorrow evening.
A freezing rain warning is in effect for Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass. The rain is expected to end as temperatures rise Monday afternoon, but travelers can expect freezing conditions on highways, roads, driveways and parking lots.