Floodwaters began to rise in the Huntingdon Village area on Monday morning (Nov. 29).
Mayor Henry Braun said at the city’s daily press conference on Monday afternoon that the area in the vicinity of Second Avenue and Boundary Road had been dry at 4 a.m.
By the late morning, the levels reached about two feet on the other side of the railroad tracks. But thanks to the sandbagging efforts of the military and volunteers on Sunday, the waters did not top the sandbags and flow to homes on the north side of the tracks.
“This is the water that we were expecting from the Nooksack River overflow yesterday,” Braun said at the press conference.
Aman Kang, a resident of Huntingdon Village, said he and his wife purchased their home only six months ago, and it was damaged when the floods first hit the area more than two weeks ago.
He said the water was so strong that it broke through his fence and washed out part of his backyard. He was worried on Monday afternoon about the floodwaters rising over the sandbags and again making their way to his home, but so far that has not transpired.
“I’m worried abut my home,” he said.
An evacuation order remains in effect for the portion of Huntingdon Village bordered by all of Second Avenue to the north, the US border to the south, Sumas Way to the west and Second Avenue to Southern Rail to the east.