Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for east Vancouver Island

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Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for east Vancouver Island. 

Communities stretching from Fanny Bay to Duncan could see between 15 to 25 mm of rain by noon today (Nov. 15).

“A significant atmospheric river event continues to bring copious amounts of rain to southeastern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands this morning,” reads the Environment Canada warning.

A flood watch was issued for the Englishman River this morning by the province’s River Forecast Centre.

By the time the heavy rain tapers by off around noon, the storm will have brought around 100-180 mm to some communities in the region.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible, Environment Canada said.

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